Our mission

The UK has suspended all services of the British Embassy in Damascus and all diplomatic personnel have been withdrawn from Syria. From outside the country, the UK continues to support transition to a democratic and stable Syria.

We have condemned the brutal violence of the Assad regime. We have recognised the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and provide it with practical support.

We are supporting diplomatic efforts that lead to an end to violence and process of genuine political transition, and investigations into the grave human rights situation. The UK is also providing significant humanitarian assistance inside Syria and to refugees in neighbouring countries.

Priorities

Related policies

  1. Working for peace and long-term stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    The British government's humanitarian and diplomatic efforts in securing peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Organisations

DFID Syria Crisis Response

The DFID Syria Crisis Response team coordinates the UK's humanitarian response in Syria.

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DFID Syria Crisis Response

22 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2EG

British Embassy Damascus

The British Embassy Damascus has suspended all services and all diplomatic personnel have been withdrawn from Syria. Those who choose to remain in Syria or to visit against our advice should be aware that we cannot provide consular assistance in country. Any British nationals requiring urgent consular assistance can visit the embassy of any EU Member State in Damascus, or in an emergency call the FCO in London on (+44) 20 7008 1500.

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British Embassy Damascus, main contact

Any British nationals requiring urgent consular assistance can visit the Embassy of any EU Member State in Damascus, or in an emergency call the FCO in London on (+44) 20 7008 1500.

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