In 2011, the United Arab Emirates was one of the first countries to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. To date, the UAE has provided more than $530 million in humanitarian assistance and development aid, working with local and international partners to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.
The UAE’s efforts include significant measures to help Syrian refugees, including funding the Marajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, which is operated by the Emirates Red Crescent Society and serves more than 4,000 Syrian refugees, as well as supporting camps across Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the UAE has welcomed more than 100,000 Syrian nationals, joining the 140,000 more already residing in the country.
For additional information on the UAE’s ongoing efforts to address the crisis in Syria, see Ambassador Al Otaiba’s letter in the New York Times and AP article.