Humanitarian Conditions & the Syrian Uprising



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Humanitarian Aspects of the Syrian Uprising



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November 2015


The report builds on the scenarios previously published by the Syria Needs Analysis Project - SNAP, and covers possible developments within Syria over the next 12 months. Three scenarios are developed:

In addition, the report briefly addresses seven “wild cards,” low-probability events that would have a major impact on the development of the crisis.




  • ACAPS has just published its latest set of scenarios covering possible developments regarding asylum-seekers in transit through Europe over the next 6−9 months. Four scenarios are outlined:·        Status quo: Continued manageable flow·        Significant reduction in flow·        Significant increase in flow·        StrandedThis could be useful/interesting for students and scholars of CSS,  especially with reference to some of the forthcoming seminars. The report can be found at - Possible developments in transit countries over the next 6−9 months - 4 November 2015 


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March 2015

-A link, which contains a variety of documents including the strategic response plan for Syria 2015-16 and the Regional Strategic Overview.

- The concept note for this pledging conference:

-A statement issued by the UN Resident Representative/Humanitarian Coordinator in Damascus and the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator in Amman:


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Syrian Humanitarian Provision by UK


The Syrian Civil War has developed into the most serious refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The UK has a £500 million fund in response to the crisis. As of November 2013 £245.9 million has already been disbursed or allocated to UN organisations, with a further £87.8 million disbursed or allocated to NGOs and other humanitarian agencies. Allocations of a further £166.2 million were being finalised. The crisis has led to large

refugee flows into neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Within the overall allocations the UK has pledged £66 million of support for refugees in Lebanon and £87.2 million in Jordan.


The contribution of the CSS

The International Development Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into DFID’s work in the Middle East, and invites written submissions on the UK’s humanitarian response to the Syrian Civil War, specifically:


  • Whether DFID is working with the right organisations (UN organisations and NGOs), and whether these organisations are effective;

  • The challenges faced by UN organisations and NGOs in gaining access to affected areas, and the implications of this for their work;

  • Whether the UK will be able to continue providing support indefinitely, if the humanitarian crisis continues; &

  • What the UK can do to encourage other donors to provide more support.


Testimony to the House of Commons by the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews:


Notes on Humanitarian Relief for Syria


List of Printed written evidence:

(CSS contribution - entry 57)



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