Development cooperation

Support to UN's cross border fund to provide humanitarian aid to those in need in Syria


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs contributes 6,000,000 euros to UN's Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund. In Syria, 15.3 million people are in need of aid. Due to the earthquake, 8.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and especially in areas, where the needs have been acute already. In 2023, UN requires 4.81 billion dollars for its humanitarian operations in Syria. In addition, 397.6 million dollars are required to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake. The Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund is a rapid, flexible and strategic humanitarian fund that supports also national and local humanitarian organizations. In 2022, the fund allocated 141 million dollars to humanitarian work, out of which 60% to local NGOs. This enables providing humanitarian assistance also across border and contact lines.

Funding decision

6 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Funding channel

YK:n humanitaaristen asioiden koordinointitoimisto



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