Skip to main content

Syria: International Assistance

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 59677, tabled on 11 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the UN's delivery of aid to affected areas of Syria.

Answered on

16 January 2017

The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. We have committed £2.3 billion, of which £436 million supports UN agencies delivering aid inside Syria. We are using all our diplomatic tools to press the Syrian regime and its backers to allow the UN immediate and unhindered access to all those in need across Syria. As part of this, the UK co-sponsored and lobbied hard to secure UN Security Council Resolutions 2165, 2191, 2258 and 2332 which enable the UN and its partners to deliver aid across borders into Syria without the consent of the Syrian regime. Between July 2014 and December 2016, 467 aid convoys had reached people in dire need through these routes.

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.