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

  1. casalealex

    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’.

  2. Barry Davies

    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.

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