A Syrian refugee carries her grandson in the eastern town of Kab Elias, Lebanon [Image: Bilal Hussein/AP].


David Cameron has confirmed his promise to commit an extra £1.2 billion in aid to Syria at the London donor conference aimed at helping millions of Syrians hit by almost five years of civil war.

That will bring the total amount up to more than £2.3 billion this year.

But the aid budget is limited – who will lose money?

Will it be Yemen, which has enjoyed a £10 million increase in aid from the UK, to cope with the damage due to weapons sold by the UK to Saudi Arabia?

Britain will play its part. We are already the world’s second biggest bilateral donor to the region, and we will now more than double our total pledge to over £2.3bn – committing twice as much this year as last.

Source: Syrians want to go home and rebuild their country. I intend to help them | David Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian

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