Funding announced by the international community for the Syria crisis response at the Supporting Syria & the Region conference, London, 4 February 2016
The international community announced US$ 5.9 billion in funding to support humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2016 for the Syria crisis response, which includes pledges towards the 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), and the 2016 ICRC Syria appeals. This funding also includes support for UNRWA requirements for Palestinian Refugees in Syria outside HRP/3RP as well as other funding for 2016. This funding will help to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries (see table 2).
The international community announced US$ 5.4 billion in funding for humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2017 to 2020 for the Syria crisis response. This longer-term commitment by the international community to Syria and neighbouring countries is important in demonstrating a clear commitment to continued support for those most affected by the humanitarian crisis and ensuring humanitarian agencies are able to plan ahead.
In addition, multilateral development banks (MDBs), and bilateral donors announced up to US$ 40.8 billion of loans of which US$ 1.6 billion is on concessional terms (see table 1). The terms of these loans are yet to be agreed. We urge these to be either on IDA equivalent terms or consistent with the revised OECD DAC principles agreed on 16 December 2014. We welcome this commitment to the region and will support MDB efforts to develop new ways of responding to protracted crises through increased access to sustainable lending.