CIDA does not maintain a bilateral aid program in Syria.
Since early 2011, the unrest in Syria has led more than 700,000 Syrians to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey, resulting in significant humanitarian needs. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs , up to four million people inside Syria, including two million who are internally displaced, are also in need of humanitarian assistance. It is estimated that 60,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict, with thousands more wounded.
Since January 2012, Canada, through CIDA, has allocated $48.5 million to international humanitarian assistance efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries. This assistance is delivered through experienced humanitarian partners, and has contributed to significant results on the ground.
In Syria, CIDA support has assisted:
In Turkey, CIDA support has helped:
In Jordan, CIDA assistance has supported: