Brussels, 11 May 2022 (TDI): Syria has received $446 million in humanitarian aid from USAID. This is the greatest amount of funding for Syria from USAID this year. This amount was included in the $808 million in additional humanitarian aid provided by the United States.

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, made the news at the sixth Brussels Conference. The meeting was hosted by the European Union and had the theme “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.”

Brussels conference, Belgium
Brussels conference, supporting the future of Syria and the Region. 
Humanitarian assistance for Syria

The additional funds will allow USAID partners to offer emergency food, nutrition, health, protection, and housing to people in need. It will give cash for a range of purposes. These include agricultural support for farmers and assistance with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

This will involve early help measures for nearly 5.8 million Syrians and refugees in nearby countries. Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt will benefit from this latest USAID donation, which will provide monthly food assistance.

This will be achieved through working together with the UN World Food Program. Protection programs, such as safe spaces for women and girls and emotional support, are also supported by this financing.

The efforts include water, sanitation, and hygiene aid to Syrians in northwest Syria as well as conflict-affected regions. Syria’s health system has been affected by 11 years of civil war.

As a result, this aid will assist in the care of health institutions throughout northern Syria. It will protect high-risk children from diseases that are preventable.

Pregnant and nursing women, as well as children under the age of five, will benefit from preventative nutrition programs. This humanitarian statement arrives at an important stage.

More than 12 million Syrians are hungry, and nearly 14 million have fled their homes. Attacks and weapons continue to kill civilians, destroying basic services.

Humanitarian aid is needed by 14.6 million people, the highest number since the war began. The United Nations’ upcoming reauthorization of the cross-border order in July is a result of these increasing needs.

Aid will be supplied directly to residents in northwest Syria under the terms of the mission. It will benefit millions of Syrians who rely on humanitarian supplies to survive. The United States continues to communicate with members of the United Nations Security Council.

This is to ensure that the UN-approved border crossing into Syria remains open. This is also to speak of more access points for UN humanitarian aid. In one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, keeping humanitarian aid coming is critical.

The United States continues to be the top humanitarian donor to Syria. It has given around $15 billion in humanitarian aid to the Syrian people. It has also covered the region since the fighting began eleven years ago.

Support for the COVID-19 pandemic response for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon is one example of this. Inside Syria, USAID assistance reaches more than 5.5 million individuals every month.

Given the size and closeness of the requirements, the US invites other donors to assist the Syrian people.

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