Government response

Syria - two years of humanitarian need

Secretary of State for International Development statement on two years on from the start of the conflict in Syria

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Two years on from the start of the conflict in Syria, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

The brutal conflict in Syria has now lasted two years and claimed the lives of over 70,000 people. The UK has led the international humanitarian response, committing £140 million for medical aid, shelter, blankets, food and clean drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the crisis.

The international community must now honour the funding promises it’s made and all parties to the conflict must give humanitarian agencies the safe access they need throughout Syria in order to save lives. I urge all countries to support a UN-led approach to resolve the humanitarian crisis.

Find out more about our response to the Syria crisis.

Published 15 March 2013