UK promises to double aid to Syria. Who will lose out?

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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6 Thoughts to “UK promises to double aid to Syria. Who will lose out?”

  1. Well, the sell off of the NHS and the reduction in benefits by putting all unemployed, disabled and Labour voters in concentration camps might free up the money!

  2. Simple, the British public, as always!

  3. Stephen Mellor

    The taxpayer.

    As always.

  4. The incomprehensible hypocrisy is staggering! We are spending millions, if not billions, bombing the hell out of Syria, and killing thousands; then we have the utter audacity to send £millions in ‘aid’.

  5. Well the conservatives and the labour party have already cut the funding of the nhs to the bone and the disabled and incapacitated along with those who can not find a job due to flooding the jobs market or are ex service personnel are being treated as pariahs, but never mind we can always find money to give away to other nations and the eu.

    1. Mike Sivier

      This would be the Labour Party that nearly TRIPLED spending on the NHS between 1997 and 2010? http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/general-election-2010/key-election-questions/money-spent-nhs
      “Cut the funding of the NHS to the bone”, eh?
      Looks like you’ll have to find another excuse to attack Labour because that one is blown.
      It also, of course, makes your other claims look extremely suspicious.

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