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Co-host’s statement annex: fundraising

Monday 8 February 2016

(L-R): Ban Ki-Moon - United Nations Secretary General, Erna Solberg - Prime Minister of Norway, Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany, Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait and David Cameron - UK Prime Minister co-host the opening plenary at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference. Picture: Adam Brown/Crown Copyright

Funding announced by the international community for the Syria crisis response at the Supporting Syria & the Region conference, London, 4 February 2016



US$ 6 billion US$ 6.1 billion US$ 41 billion of which $1.7 billion on concessional terms


  1. The international community announced US$6 billion in funding to support humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2016 for the Syria crisis response, which includes pledges towards the 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), and the 2016 ICRC Syria appeals. This funding also includes support for UNRWA requirements for Palestinian Refugees in Syria outside HRP/3RP as well as other funding for 2016. This funding will help to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries (see table 2).
  2. The international community announced US$6.1 billion in funding for humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2017 to 2020 for the Syria crisis response. This longer-term commitment by the international community to Syria and neighbouring countries is important in demonstrating a clear commitment to continued support for those most affected by the humanitarian crisis and ensuring humanitarian agencies are able to plan ahead.
  3. In addition, multilateral development banks (MDBs), and bilateral donors announced up to US$41 billion of loans of which US$1.7 billion is on concessional terms (see table 1). The terms of these loans are yet to be agreed. We urge these to be either on IDA equivalent terms or consistent with the revised OECD DAC principles agreed on 16 December 2014. We welcome this commitment to the region and will support MDB efforts to develop new ways of responding to protracted crises through increased access to sustainable lending.


Institution Total of loan US$ Of which is highly concessional US$**
World Bank (WB) 20.2 billion 200 million
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 546 million [109 million grant]
European Investment Bank (EIB) 15.8 billion
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 3 billion 60 million
Bilateral donor loan finance (see table 2 for detail) 1.4 billion 1.4 billion
TOTAL 41 billion 1.7 billion


  1. The co-hosts will work in coordination with the refugee-hosting governments, humanitarian and development agencies, and Multi-lateral Development Banks to ensure that these financial pledges are honoured promptly to ensure that vulnerable Syrians and host communities receive the assistance needed.
  2. Conversion rates are based on UN operational rates of exchange as of 1 February 2016.


Funding announcements by country and organisation (rank order based on 2016 funding)

Countries and regional organisations
Country / Organisation Head of delegation Funding for 2016 (US$) Funding for 2017-2020 (US$) Loans (US$)[1]
Germany Angela Merkel (Chancellor) 1,311,475,410 1,202,185,792
European Commission Donald Tusk (President of the European Council) 1,000,000,000[2] 1,393,442,623 218,579,235
United States of America John Kerry (Secretary of State) 891,000,000
United Kingdom David Cameron (Prime Minister) 730,659,926 1,203,438,395
Japan Yoji Muto (State Minister for Foreign Affairs) 350,000,000
Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg (Prime Minister) 278,131,881 880,750,956[3]
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf (Minister of Finance) 200,000,000
United Arab Emirates Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi (Minister for International Development)  




Kingdom of the Netherlands Mark Rutte (Prime Minister) 136,612,022
Kingdom of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Prime Minister) 100,746,815
State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Amir of Kuwait) 100,000,000 200,000,000
State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (Minister of Foreign Affairs) 100,000,000
France Laurent Fabius (Foreign Minister) 72,131,148 146,448,087 983,606,557
Canada Marie Claude Bibeau (Minister of International Development) 71,326,676[4]>
Kingdom of Belgium Charles Michel (Prime Minister) 54,644,809 27,322,404
Italy Paolo Gentiloni (Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) 50,000,000 100,000,000 200,000,000
Switzerland Johann N. Schneider-Ammann (President of the Swiss Confederation) 49,358,342
Republic of Korea Cho Tae-yul (Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs) 45,000,000 16,500,000
Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfvén (Prime Minister) 41,099,108 199,624,237
People’s Republic of China Wang Yi (Foreign Minister) 34,975,669[5]
Austria Werner Fayman (Chancellor) 30,579,235 34,885,246
Republic of Finland Juha Petri Sipilä (Prime Minister) 27,322,404
Ireland Seán Sherlock T.D. (Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation) 21,857,923
Australia Julie Bishop (Foreign Minister) 14,214,641[6]
Portugal Augusto Santos Silva (Minister for Foreign Affairs) 9,153,005 18,202,186
Luxembourg Xavier Bettel (Prime Minister) 8,196,721 32,786,885
Spain Jesús Gracia Aldaz (State Minister for International Development Cooperation and Latin Affairs) 7,650,273
Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka (Prime Minister) 6,557,377
Republic of Poland Beata Szydlo (Prime Minister) 4,918,033
Iceland Sigmunder Davíõ Gunnlaugsson (Prime Minister) 3,847,634
Government of Mexico Miguel Ruiz-Cabañas (Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights) 3,000,000
Slovakia Robert Fico (Prime Minister) 2,568,306 2,568,306
Estonia Taavi Rõivas (Prime Minister) 2,240,437  2,240,437
Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (Minister of Foreign Affairs) 2,000,000
Brazil Mauro Viera (Minister of External Relations) 1,325,557
Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vućić (Prime Minister) 546,448
Bulgaria Boyko Metodiev Borissov (Prime Minister) 273,224
Greece Alexis Tsipras (Prime Minister) 327,869
Romania Ioan-Dragoş Tudorache (Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister)  240,437 218,579
Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitrović (President) 218,579 874,317
Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides (Minister of Foreign Affairs) 109,290 437,158
Republic of Malta Louis Grech (Deputy Prime Minister) 109,290 218,579
Lithuania Linas Linkevičius (Minister of Foreign Affairs) 76,503
Slovenia Miro Cerar (Prime Minister) 76,503
Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs (Minister of Foreign Affairs) 54,645
Malaysia Dato Ahmad Rasidi Bin Hazizi (High Commissioner) 50,000
Hungary Péter Szijjarto
(Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
TOTAL 5,901,675,238 5,451,250,747 1,419,887,978
NGO Consortium
NGO Consortium Dr Al Matouq (UN Humanitarian Envoy) 281,750,000

[1] The terms of these loans are yet to be agreed. We urge these to be either on IDA equivalent terms or consistent with the revised OECD DAC principles agreed on 16 December 2014.

[2] The European Commission announced €1.15 billion for 2016, which included €200 million of loans.

[3] The Norwegian contribution for the four-year period will be NOK 10 billion, of which at least NOK 2.4 billion in 2016.

[4] Canada re-announced CAD 100 million of funding for 2016.

[5] Includes 10,000 tons of in-kind food valued at RMB 100 million.

[6] Australia also announced USD 4 million for Iraqi IDPs.


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