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  • Crisis briefing
  • 12 March 2015

Syria update

Funding for the Syrian crisis was seven times higher in 2014 than in 2012, donors having committed or contributed US$10 billion of humanitarian assistance

Funding for the Syrian crisis was seven times higher in 2014 than in 2012, donors having committed or contributed US$10 billion of humanitarian assistance since 2012. In 2015 there are two UN-coordinated strategic response plans for the humanitarian crisis in Syria (SRP) and the region (3RP), requesting a total of US$5.5 billion to respond to the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people. The 3RP represents the largest appeal for a single crisis to date, exceeding US$4.5 billion.

The deteriorating situation has seen the number of internally displaced people rise to 7.6 millions, as well as the number of refugees significantly increase in 2013 and 2014, reaching 3.8 million in March 2015.

The third donor conference will take place on 31 March 2015 in Kuwait. The previous pledging conferences raised US$1.5 billion in 2013 and US$2.4 billion in 2014 from more than 40 donors.

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Read our full analysis of the funding situation in Syria.