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Syria: Armed Conflict and Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 122888, tabled on 30 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to support and protect civilians in Syria during the ongoing civil conflict and covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

8 December 2020

The UK continues to work closely with the UN and our humanitarian partners to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 and sustain life-saving services in Syria. The UK has committed £34 million to help humanitarian partners mitigate the impact of the virus. The funding will help stop the spread of the virus in Syria by supporting health workers with training, medical supplies and sanitation. Additionally, the UK remains a top donor to the Syria crisis. In June 2020 we committed at least £300 million at the Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region". This brings the UK's support to Syria and the region since 2012 to £3.3 billion, the UK's biggest ever humanitarian response. The UK continues to call upon all parties to the conflict to uphold International Humanitarian Law and protect civilians.