CIDA does not maintain a bilateral aid program in Syria.
Since early 2011, the unrest in Syria has led more than 1.6 million 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 6.8 million people inside Syria, including 4.25 million who are internally displaced, also need urgent help. It is estimated that 93,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict, with thousands more wounded.
Since January 2012, Canada, through CIDA, has allocated $135 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:
Canada's assistance is helping to save lives, feed the hungry and protect those affected by the crisis.