Syria: Refugees

Department for International Development written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2015 to Question 19712, how much funding her Department provided to (a) Jordan, (b) Iraq and (c) Israel to assist with the effect of the refugee crisis in Syria in each year since 2011-12.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK has been at the forefront of the response to the crisis in Syria and the region. We have pledged over £1.1 billion to date, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis.

UK support has reached hundreds of thousands of people in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. We are supporting refugees to remain in host countries in the region, and supporting host countries to accommodate them. The table below provides a breakdown of DFID funding spent through partners to respond to the impact of the Syria crisis in Jordan, Iraq and Israel since 2011/2012.

DFID Funding for Humanitarian/Development Activities in Jordan, Iraq and Israel in response to the Syria refugee crisis (excluding funding to the Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund)

Financial Year

Jordan

Iraq

Israel

2011/2012

£0

£0

£0

2012/2013

£17,650,797

£2,302,769

£0

2013/2014

£68,882,422

£11,223,595

£0

2014/2015

£47,572,254

£5,563,464

£0

DFID does not provide funding for projects in Israel, which is a high-income country, and therefore ineligible for Official Development Assistance.

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