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Syria humanitarian response

The Syria conflict remains one of the largest humanitarian and security crises facing the world today. As at December 2023, the UN estimates that 16.7 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 7.5 million children. Over half the population has been forced from their homes; and over 6.8 million people have fled the violence in Syria, with the majority fleeing to neighbouring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Türkiye, Iraq, and Egypt.

In response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, Australia has provided $570 million dollars in humanitarian support since 2011, including $32.2m in funding for the 2022-23 financial year and further funding of $12.2 million for the 2023-24 financial year.

Our current humanitarian response to the Syria crisis is providing immediate lifesaving assistance and protection to vulnerable people in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, as well as support to enhance the resilience of Syrian refugees and their hosts in Lebanon and Jordan.

A diverse range of partners are currently delivering Australia’s humanitarian response to the crisis in order to reach people in need across the region, including UN agencies, local NGOs, international humanitarian organisations and Australian NGOs.

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