Syria: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee, Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid in real terms the UK has provided to refugee camps in and around Syria in each of the last five years; what comparative assessment she has made of how much the UK has provided relative to that of each of the five largest donors; and if she will make statement.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

To date, the UK has delivered £1.5 billion in support to those affected by the Syria conflict, including Syrians who have been internally displaced and who have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. The vast majority of these Syrians are hosted within communities, and are not in camps.

While we can supply overall figures for the level of UK funding inside Syria and to neighbouring countries, we are unable to provide a breakdown of the amounts that have gone to refugee camps. A breakdown of funding by country and financial year is provided in the table below:

Country

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017 (up to December 2016)

Total spend

Syria

£2.1m

£40.2m

£130.4m

£149.1m

£188.5m

£187.4m

£697.7m

Lebanon

.

£11.7m

£72.1m

£62.0m

£95.9m

£94.8m

£336.6m

Jordan

.

£17.7m

£68.9m

£50.7m

£48.4m

£140.9m

£326.5m

Turkey

.

£3.3m

£11.1m

£9.8m

£7.8m

£86.1m

£118.0m

Iraq

.

£2.3m

£11.2m

£5.6m

.

.

£19.1m

Egypt

.

.

£2.3m

.

.

.

£2.3m

Regional

.

£0.3m

£3.2m

£2.5m

£4.7m

£4.0m

£14.7m

Total

£2.1m

£75.3m

£299.2m

£279.7m

£345.3m

£513.4m

£1,514.9m

Cumulatively over the period 2012 – 2016, according to the United Nations Financial Tracking Service, the UK is the second largest donor to the humanitarian response in Syria and the region, after the US.

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