NGOs donors conf. pledge USD 312 mln to Syrian refugees – IICO chief

KUWAIT, Jan 28 (KUNA) — A USD 312 million was promised at the Fourth International Pledging Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to support the Syrians, Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq announced on Thursday.
Al-Matouq, who is also Advisor at the Amiri Diwan, said in a press statement that the conference has seen a wide participation from NGOs worldwide.
Financial promises made at the conference will fund education and health projects, said the Humanitarian Envoy to the UN.
“The NGOs Pledging Conference paves the way to Syria Donors Conference, which will be held in London on February 4,” Al-Matouq pointed out.
Syria Donors Conference in London will be co-hosted by Kuwait, UK, Germany, Norway and the UN.
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