Indonesia looks set to
provide US$500,000 in assistance to conflict-torn Syria, a senior Indonesian diplomat
In 2012, Indonesia - the
world’s most populous Muslim country - donated the same amount to Syria under the
banner of the United Nations.
"The aid for Syria
from Indonesia is estimated
at $500,000 but we’re still awaiting the confirmation of the amount from Jakarta. Last year too,
it was $500,000," Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait Ferry Adamhar told
Antara news agency in Kuwait
City on Tuesday.
The small, oil rich Gulf state of Kuwait is hosting an international
donor conference in its capital.
Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh
Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, announced on Wednesday a half a billion dollar
donation to Syria
to help 9 million displaced Syrians - including 6 million refugees - who
are facing a serious humanitarian crisis.
"The flames of the humanitarian crisis in Syria are still ongoing, destroying
all signs of life," Sheikh Sabah said, describing the conflict as a
The US pledged $380
million, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia pledged $60 million in assistance to
Recently, the UN announced it required $6.5
billion this year to handle the Syrian refugee crisis.
Last year, Kuwait
also hosted the first donor conference on Syria, raising $1.5 billion.