The Syrian conflict is the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis of our time, driving record levels of displacement. More than 12 million people—or half the pre-war population—are displaced within Syria or have fled to neighboring countries. More than 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. The emergence of ISIS exacerbated the protracted crisis, where the Assad regime has waged an unrelenting campaign of bloodshed and violence against its own people for more than nine years. USAID stabilization programs support a variety of sectors, including: governance, essential services, livelihoods and economic development. Stabilization programs often work in coordination with humanitarian assistance programs, combining the speed of humanitarian aid with longer-term development goals.
The United States, through USAID and the Department of State, continues to work through all possible channels to deliver aid to those in need in Syria, including through the United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local Syrian organizations.