Syria: Internally Displaced People:Written question - 229602

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 07 March 2019
Department for International Development
Syria: Internally Displaced People
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to support internally displaced persons in (a) Rubkan camp and (b) Northern Syria.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 14 March 2019

The UK remains at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. To date, the UK has pledged £2.81 billion, including £1.03 billion for humanitarian support inside Syria. UK aid is providing life-saving support to millions of displaced civilians, including those in acute need across northern Syria and in Rukban camp.

In financial year 2018/19, DFID has allocated over £40 million for Northeast Syria. We will also expect to provide approximately £87 million for activities in Northwest Syria. Our support in Idlib governorate alone has meant that approximately 572,000 people were provided with access to safe water and 500,000 people received medical consultations between January and June 2018.

Between December 2016 and November 2018, DFID provided £4.14 million for essential humanitarian assistance, including water and health services, to those in acute need in Rukban camp. Despite the regime’s continued and deliberate obstruction of lifesaving aid, DFID funded partners provided safe water and hygiene kits to 50,000 people and vaccines to 5,000 children under the age of 5 in 2018.

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