Syria - Conflict (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 May 2017)
Entering its seventh year of conflict, Syria has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Internal displacements of population persist and the number of refugees has passed the 5-million mark as fighting continues in the country.
The European Union and its Member States are collectively lead providers of international aid. More than € 9.4 billion has been mobilised for humanitarian, stabilisation and resilience assistance to support Syrians inside the country and in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. A further € 3.7 billion for 2017 has been pledged together by the EU and its Member States at the Brussels conference in April 2017, representing nearly 67% of the pledges.
The European Commission is funding humanitarian programmes implemented by its partners who provide millions of people with principled humanitarian assistance including protection, food, safe drinking water, non-food items, shelter, and emergency medical treatments.