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Danish Engagements

On this page you can find information about Denmark's efforts in relation to the Syria crisis

Since the beginning of the conflict, Denmark has supported efforts in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon with more than 3.5 billion DKK. Denmark thereby contributes to ensuring continued protection of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries by providing sustainable solutions within e.g. health, education and job creation for both refugees and affected host communities. In Syria, Denmark supports humanitarian efforts for internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.

In 2022, Denmark will provide total support of at least 700 million DKK for efforts in and around Syria, of which at least 370 million DKK will go to humanitarian efforts, 200 million DKK for development efforts and approximately 130 million DKK for stabilization efforts.

Over 13 million Syrians have been forced from their homes, of which 5.6 million have fled to other countries in the region, countries which are also already affected by the crisis. In Lebanon, there are around 1.5 million Syrians out of a total population of approximately 6.8 million. This makes Lebanon the country in the world with the highest number of refugees per capita. In Jordan, there are up to 1.3 million Syrian refugees, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total population.

The many refugees burden large parts of the infrastructure, health systems, housing and labor market, etc. in host countries and regularly create domestic political unrest. At the same time, however, many of the people in the countries feel a sense of neighborhood-ship with the Syrian refugees, and a large number of local organizations are active in the relief work.