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The UK has suspended all services of the British Embassy in Damascus and all diplomatic personnel have been withdrawn from Syria.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 work for a political solution that would establish a democratic Syria and lasting stability for all Syrians.

We have condemned the brutal violence of the Asad regime and support diplomatic efforts to end the suffering and establish political transition. This includes support for the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC), an organisation representing the moderate opposition.

We are supporting diplomatic efforts that lead to an end to violence and to a process of genuine political transition - as well as investigations into the desperate human rights situation. The UK is also providing almost £2.71 billion in response to the humanitarian crisis inside Syria and neighbouring countries.

For further information on development see DFID Syria Crisis Response (including Turkey).