The United Nations: The top ten countries to contribute in providing humanitarian aid to Syria
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) announced a bulletin that included information about financial grants provided for humanitarian aid in Syria for the year 2021.
In its publication, the organization said that ten countries are among the world’s largest contributors to financing humanitarian aid in Syria, with the United States ranked first in providing aid amounting to $513.4 million.
Germany came in second place with aid amounting to 218.8 million dollars, while Norway ranked third with 69.3 million dollars, and fourthly the European Union Commission with 63.5 million dollars.
In fifth place is the United Kingdom with 63.3 million, followed by Canada with 62.6, Japan with 37.5, then Sweden with 35.9, then Denmark with 28.3, and the Netherlands with 25.2 million dollars.
The organization stated that the humanitarian aid requirements for Syria for the current year amount to $4.22 billion, noting that only 31 percent of those requirements (about $1.31 billion) have been covered.
In mid-September, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, warned that “the humanitarian needs in Syria are greater than at any time since the conflict began in 2011.”
He said in a speech during a session of the UN Security Council: “An estimated 13.4 million people across Syria need humanitarian assistance, and this is an increase of 21 percent compared to the previous year and the highest since 2017.”