The Syria crisis is now moving into its ninth year. The ongoing conflict has had enormous impacts on Syrians, host communities and neighbouring countries. Australia has supported the response since 2011 by working with partners to provide humanitarian protection and assistance. In 2016, Australia committed to a three-year $220 million Syria Crisis Humanitarian and Resilience Package. This was Australia’s first multiyear package in response to a protracted crisis.
This report details the findings and recommendations from an evaluation of Australia’s investments under the three-year Syria Package. The findings and recommendations are intended to inform Australia’s ongoing response to the Syria crisis, as well as multiyear humanitarian packages of assistance in other protracted crises.