UNDP to make case for resilience at Third International Pledging Conference for Syria Crisis, in KuwaitMar 30, 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will participate in the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria on 31 March in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Royal Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, and chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kuwait City, the conference will bring together international donors to pledge specific support to Syria and neighbouring countries as the Syria crisis enters its fifth year.
Over the last four years, Syria has plunged from a middle income country to one where 4 out of 5 people live in poverty. The economies and societies of neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, and Egypt are under increasing strain as record numbers of refugees put pressure on growth, services, resources, and social cohesion.
The conference will address not only humanitarian needs but also the development crisis in Syria, and the need to build resilience in neighbouring countries. UNDP’s approach is to support livelihoods and social cohesion for Syrians and people in surrounding countries impacted by the crisis.
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