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Thread #151984   Message #3561080
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
25-Sep-13 - 04:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
As conflict continues to rage in
Syria, millions of people are in
desperate need of assistance.
The UK has committed 400
million to provide support
including food, medical care
and relief items for over a
million people in Syria and the
The results below for 'Support Inside
Syria' and for 'Support to the Region'
describe 223 million of UK
humanitarian aid already allocated to
partners responding to the crisis.
Allocations to partners of the additional
177 million are currently being
finalised. Additional results will be
incorporated into this summary as new
allocations to partners are made.
The UK has provided 138 million of
assistance to help people affected by
the conflict across Syria, including in
opposition held and contested areas.
UK aid has provided food for over
156,000 people a month across Syria
through our partner the World Food
Programme (WFP).
UK funding has already delivered water
purification supplies and repairs to
water infrastructure benefiting over
900,000 people. Our partner UNICEF is
repairing water systems, trucking water
and dispensing water purification
tablets to provide clean drinking water
to Syrian families.
UK funding has helped the UN
strengthen security and humanitarian
coordination mechanisms inside Syria
through OCHA and UNDSS. In
addition, UK aid to WFP has enabled
the organisation to enhance its food
storage facilities and security
management procedures.
Through UNHCR and others the UK
has funded the supply of relief items
(such as cooking sets, blankets,
mattresses etc.) to over 305,000
persons affected by the violence. The
UK has also funded improvements to
buildings accommodating displaced
people. New funding to IOM will provide
an additional 65,000 displaced people
with essential relief items.
UK support to WHO will provide
vulnerable Syrians with essential
access to comprehensive health
services. WHO are also supporting
trauma systems, delivering essential
supplies and augmenting health
systems to respond to outbreaks of
diseases. Across Syria the UK has
already funded over 244,000 medical
consultations to critically injured and
sick people.
UK support through FAO will provide
poultry and vegetable seeds to 6,000
households. It will also instruct 240
community trainers to support Syrians
in improved farming methods.
6.8 million
People in need of humanitarian
assistance in Syria (UNHCR)
4.25 million
Internally Displaced Persons in Syria
2.1 million
Syrian refugees in neighboring
countries (UNHCR)
400 million
Of which:
Syria: 138 million
already allocated to partners providing
humanitarian assistance inside Syria
Region: 162 million
Already allocated (85) or in the final
stages of allocation to partners (77)
in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
100 million allocations to
partners currently being finalised for
Syria and the region
Note: Financial allocations and planned
results in this document are rounded,
indicative and subject to change.
Icon source: UN OCHA
"Where aid is getting through to hundreds
of thousands of people, it can be the
difference between life and death. The UK
has led the way in responding to this crisis
so far and we will continue to stand
alongside the Syrian people in their time of
-Justine Greening, UK International Development