Summary of publication
This document provides an overview of Australia's response to the Syria humanitarian crisis.
The Syria conflict is the biggest humanitarian, peace and security crisis facing the world today. An estimated 13.5 million people in Syria need some form of humanitarian assistance, and an additional 4.8 million Syrians are registered refugees in neighbouring countries.
Australia will provide $220 million over three years in humanitarian and longer-term resilience funding to respond to the crisis, commencing in the 2016-17 financial year. Prior to this, we have provided more than $213 million in humanitarian funding since the conflict began in 2011. This includes $87.5 million for assistance to people inside Syria and $125.7 million to help the refugees in the region and their host communities.