Conrad Hilton Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Noted Among Philanthropic Heroes of Refugee Crisis
The Syrian conflict is now in its seventh year. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the conflict has resulted in over 5 million Syrian refugees, 6.3 million people internally displaced, and 13.5 million people in Syria in desperate need of help. But as we've observed often at Inside Philanthropy in our in-depth coverage of this crisis, that help isn’t coming at the scale that's needed.
At the end of 2016, the U.N., along with over 240 partners, formally launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2017. The plan calls for more than $4.6 billion for the partners to continue providing protection and critical assistance to refugees and their host communities. So far, only around $400 million—or less than 10 percent—has been received. . .