facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

$22 billion in worldwide humanitarian spending in 2013

The United States was the world's largest donor, followed by the United Kingdom and Turkey.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM  |  Updated June 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BRISTOL , England, June 24 (UPI) -- Worldwide spending on humanitarian relief reached $22 billion in 2013, spurred by natural disasters and internal military conflicts in several countries.

Support by governments -- $16.4 billion of the total -- was 24 percent higher than in 2012, and private donations increased by 35 percent, according to the preliminary estimates of the British research firm Development Initiatives.

Grouped by country, the United States contributed $4.7 billion as the largest donor, followed by the United Kingdom with $1.8 billion and Turkey -- largely because of its care of over 700,000 Syrian refugees -- with $1.6 billion.

The Syrian conflict was the cause of $3.1 billion in humanitarian aid.

Financial figures for the calculations came from 75 non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, and Red Cross and Red Crescent agencies. The full report will be released in September.

Follow @adamczyk_ed and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
4
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback