Syria

DFATD does not maintain a bilateral aid program in Syria.

More information on Canada's humanitarian assistance during the Syrian crisis

In Syria, Canada is helping:

  • the World Food Programme (WFP) provide monthly food assistance for up to 4.25 million conflict-affected Syrians
  • the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ensure the protection of conflict-affected people, including children, elderly, people with disabilities and survivors of gender-based violence
  • the World Health Organization (WHO) provide essential health care services for conflict-affected Syrians
  • UNICEF provide access to safe drinking water for conflict-affected people and access to education for all children that are out of school
  • the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR provide emergency shelter and life-saving essential relief items, including clothing, heaters and hygiene kits to 6.12 million people unable to live in their homes
  • the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to coordinate humanitarian activities, lead information management and analysis, and strengthen the capacity of humanitarian responders
  • the United Nations Department of Safety and Security support United Nations agencies to deliver humanitarian assistance safely and efficiently
  • the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) increase access to health care services, protection, clinical and social services, in particular for pregnant women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
  • the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement support the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing food, water and sanitation, medical support, shelter and protection to conflict-affected people
  • other humanitarian partners provide emergency assistance, including support to help people survive the winter, hygiene kits, access to education, safe drinking water, health care and food assistance

For Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, Canada is helping:

  • WFP provide food assistance to 3.1 million people
  • UNHCR provide temporary emergency shelter to all newly arrived refugees and meet the basic needs of 1.2 million people
  • UNICEF provide education access to 749,000 children and safe drinking water to more than 1 million people  
  • WHO and UNHCR provide primary healthcare services to 1.5 million Syrian refugees and polio vaccinations to 21 million people
  • IOM provide basic items to 770,000 crisis-affected people, as well as transportation and healthcare assistance for 110,000 Syrian refugees
  • WHO provide essential health and nutrition services to children affected by the crisis
  • UNFPA increase access to health care services, protection, clinical and social services, in particular for pregnant women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
  • International Committee of the Red Cross provide relief items to 150,000 refugees
  • CANADEM deploy Canadian technical experts on humanitarian assistance to provide short-term support to United Nations organizations and support the IOM to respond to the immediate needs of Syrian refugees

In Turkey, Canada is helping:

  • the Turkish Red Crescent through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) provide food, water, and shelter, and items such as hygiene kits, blankets, heaters, and winter clothing to 225,000 displaced Syrians at the Turkey-Syria border

In Jordan, Canada is helping:

  • CARE Canada provide emergency shelter, food and basic items to 4,500 crisis-affected people
  • Save the Children Canada provide education and psychological support to 9,000 crisis-affected children
  • Handicap International provide health and protection assistance to 9,325 refugees, and emergency rehabilitation support, including improved access to food and shelter, to an additional 45,000 vulnerable refugees, specifically targeting people with injuries, disabilities and chronic illnesses, as well as the elderly
  • World Vision provide safe water and improved sanitation facilities to schools, helping to reduce the risk of hygiene-related diseases for up to 66,700 crisis-affected people
  • Development and Peace support 12,250 crisis-affected people living in urban centres with improved access to emergency health care
  • Oxfam Québec provide safe water, improved access to shelter and hygiene as well as essential household items for up to 11,550 crisis-affected people
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank provide food assistance to 2,700 households
  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief provide appropriate winter clothing, gas heaters and functional sanitation facilities to 10,000 conflict-affected people
  • Norwegian Refugee Council rehabilitate housing for up to 125 conflict-affected families and provide gas refills for heaters for 75,000 Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp
  • Save the Children provide children protection services and support to help people survive the winter to 7,670 people

In Lebanon, Canada is helping:

  • CARE Canada improve access to safe water, sanitation and better hygiene conditions for as many as 20,000 refugees and host community members
  • World Vision Canada provide clean drinking water, hygiene assistance and emergency funds to 3,750 crisis-affected people
  • Development and Peace provide emergency health care services to 30,000 crisis-affected people, helping to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks
  • Save the Children Canada to provide 16,900 crisis-affected people, reaching more than 10,000 children with food and essential relief items in addition to psychological services for these families
  • Oxfam Québec improve the health and physical safety of 6,500 people
  • Mercy Corps provide safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene services for up to 10,500 refugees
  • Action Against Hunger meet the emergency sanitation and health needs of as many as 8,500 refugees
  • Mennonite Central Committee Canada provide emergency cash assistance to purchase food and other essential items
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank provide food assistance to 7,500 vulnerable Syrian refugee households
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) deliver emergency health care and psychosocial support to Syrian refugees
  • Norwegian Refugee Council rehabilitate housing to shelter up to 180 Syrian refugee families and provide counselling and legal assistance services to 5,000 refugees
  • Oxfam Québec provide cash assistance to 10,000 people to help them survive the winter, including cash for rent, gas stove, blankets, fuel and children winter clothes
  • World Vision provide food and relief items, including thermal blankets and gas stoves, to 6,250 non-registered vulnerable Syrian refugees
  • Handicap International provide health and protection assistance to 9,325 refugees, and emergency rehabilitation support, including improved access to food and shelter, to an additional 45,000 vulnerable refugees, specifically targeting people with injuries, disabilities and chronic illnesses, as well as the elderly.

In Iraq, Canada is helping:

  • Mercy Corps provide 4,500 refugees with safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene services
  • Action Against Hunger provide 12,000 refugees with support to help them survive the winter, and access safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, as well as psychosocial support
  • Save the Children Canada provide protection and education services for up to 3,400 vulnerable children and community members

Canada's assistance is helping to save lives, feed the hungry and protect those affected by the crisis.