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19 Jan 2016 description

Three wishes for the London donor conference on Syria

A month before the world marks the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Syria the international community will meet in London on 5 February for a high level donor conference to address the humanitarian needs of those affected by the conflict.

This includes 13.5 million vulnerable and displaced people inside Syria, and the 4.2 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries.

09 Jul 2015 description

With the United Nations confirming that a staggering four million people have fled Syria since fighting began, the aid agency CAFOD is urging world leaders to commit to finding a political end to the conflict.

Anthony Neal, Humanitarian Policy Analyst for CAFOD, said: “While the UK has led the world in its humanitarian aid contribution to the Syria crisis, our help cannot end with money. Without a political solution, the number of Syrians trying to flee the country will continue to rise.