Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (14 June 2017)


Q - In May, the minister asked that all parties in Syria guarantee full, unconditional and unfettered humanitarian access to all populations that need it. What has France been doing since the beginning of the year with respect to humanitarian issues in Syria, and has expanding or reducing this assistance been considered at all?

A - Since the beginning of the crisis, France has worked to deliver humanitarian aid securely and without obstacles to all populations in need throughout Syria. We have worked continuously to this end within UN bodies, and particularly the Security Council.

France is also continuing its support for humanitarian actors, especially UN agencies, in their response to the needs of the Syrian people. France announced at the London conference in February 2016 that it would donate 200 million euros in response to the Syrian crisis for the period of 2016-2018. In 2016, nearly 90 million euros were allocated for that purpose. During the Brussels conference in April, France announced that 75 million euros in aid would be allocated in response to the crisis in 2017.