Fact Sheet #8: Syria – Complex Emergency



  • The USG announces $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Syria response.
To Syria Humanitarian Response in
FY12 and FY13*
  • International donors pledge $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis.
USAID/OFDA1 $76,434,965
  • U.S. delegation attends donor pledging conference in Kuwait on January 30.
USAID/FFP2 $116,018,000
State/PRM3 $172,760,000
Total USG Assistance to the Syria Humanitarian Response


  • On January 29, President Barack Obama announced that the United States is providing $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support includes $42.8 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide additional winter relief supplies, nutrition and protection support, health care, shelter assistance, and emergency food assistance, and $112.2 million to U.N. agencies and international organizations to provide relief supplies and other humanitarian assistance.
  • In her opening remarks for the donor pledging conference held on January 30 in Kuwait, U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos stressed the urgency of the Syria crisis and the need for additional support to scale up assistance. In response, international donors have pledged $1.5 billion in additional humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis. Funding pledges include $300 million from the United Arab Emirates, $300 million from the State of Kuwait, and $134 million from the European Commission, according to media reports.
  • A U.S. Government (USG) delegation—including Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard of the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg; and U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert S. Ford—attended the pledging conference.
Numbers At A Glance

4 million

People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

2 million

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria


Syrians Displaced to Neighboring Countries

*Note:These figures are current as of January 30, 2013

1 USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)

2 USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP)

3 U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM)

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