(Global Partnership for Education) – In a little over two weeks, representatives from governments and UN agencies will meet in London to agree how to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people affected by the war in Syria, including 13.5 million vulnerable and displaced people inside the country and 4.2 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. A vital measure of success or failure will be whether the meeting helps to close the humanitarian funding gap: current funding to the 2015 UN appeals has not even reached last year’s levels and stands at $3.3 billion against an appeal of $8.4 billion. It’s clear that the international community must do more.