The UK’s humanitarian support to Syria

DFID overcame substantial barriers to the delivery of aid, such as food, shelter and vaccines but took too long to put the required staffing and resources in place

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 24 May 2018
  3. Type: Performance review
  4. Subject: Fragile states, Humanitarian assistance
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Syria
  7. Lead commissioner: Alison Evans

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing on the UK’s humanitarian support to Syria is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

ICAI follows up on all of its reviews to check what progress has been made since publication. ICAI’s Syria follow-up is available to read now.

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Published 11 September 2017

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 24 May 2018

Government response

Published 5 July 2018

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 18 July 2018

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 July 2019