Syria

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada does not maintain a bilateral aid program in Syria.

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

In Syria in 2015, Canada is helping:

  • the World Food Programme (WFP) provide monthly food assistance for up to 7.5 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, UNHCR and other humanitarian partners to provide emergency shelter and life-saving essential relief items, including clothing, heaters and hygiene kits, to 9.3 million people unable to live in their homes
  • the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 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 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, in 2015 Canada is helping:

  • WFP provide food assistance to 2.3 million people
  • UNHCR register 4.27 million refugees and, with humanitarian partners, provide structured, sustained protection and psychosocial support for 895,000 children
  • UNHCR and humanitarian partners provide temporary emergency shelter to all newly arrived refugees and meet the basic needs of more than 530,000 highly vulnerable households
  • UNHCR and humanitarian partners improve shelter conditions for more than 280,000 households inside and outside refugee camps
  • UNICEF and partners increase education access to more than 1.25 million children and safe drinking water to more than 1.8 million people
  • WHO and UNHRC to increase access to primary health-care services by strengthening 439 health facilities and train 13,000 health-care staff
  • WHO provide essential health and nutrition services to children affected by the crisis
  • UNFPA increase access to health-care services, protection and clinical and social services, in particular for pregnant women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

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