29 January 2013

Regional Focus: Syria

An International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria will be held tomorrow in Kuwait City.  In advance of the conference, the U.S. has just pledged $155 million, while the EU has promised €100 million. The UN is seeking a total of $1.5 billion in assistance. You can monitor funding on the Syria Information Hub and via the Financial Tracking Service.

More information on the role the European Union has played in the Syrian crisis, in terms of both humanitarian aid and accepting refugees, is available on the newly launched web site from the Migration Policy Centre: "Syrian Refugees: A Snapshot of the Crisis - in the Middle East and Europe."


Hospitals and Doctors under Attack in Syria: Q&A with the Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Committee for the Syrian Expatriates Organization (Migration Information Source, Jan. 2013) [text]
- Audio of the Q&A is also available.

Kurdistan’s Syrian Refugee Crisis (Cato Institute, Jan. 2013) [text]

Syria’s Afghan Refugees Trapped in a Double Crisis (UN Dispatch, Jan. 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees: Facts and Figures (Library of the European Parliament, Dec. 2012) [text]

UN: To Avoid Tensions with Refugees, Lebanese Hosts Need Support (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

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