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UAE to provide $110m for Syrian refugees

During the first and second Donors Conference for Syrians in Kuwait in January 2013 and 2014, the emirates pledged $360m

UAE to provide $110m for Syrian refugees
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation. (Getty Images)

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation, has announced a provision of $110m for Syrian refugees.

Sheikha Lubna said during a press conference held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi that the amount provided is part of the commitment of the UAE made during the first and second Donors Conference for Syrians in Kuwait in January 2013 and 2014 respectively in providing lump sums to help Syrian refugees of $360m.

HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced during the 1st Donors Conference a provision of $300m, while HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, announced the commitment of the UAE to provide a further $60m dollars to help Syrian refugees in the 2nd Donors Conference.