|Publisher||Council of the European Union|
|Publication Date||April 2018|
Second edition of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region, held on 24-25 April 2018.
The conference began with a presentation to the participants of the story of Farah, a six years old girl who lives in Zaatari camp in Jordan. It served as a direct reminder of the reason why 57 countries, 10 regional organisations and 19 UN agencies came together to participate in an international conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region.
The conference was the opportunity to gather political support for the UN-led peace process. It also succeeded in mobilising humanitarian aid to Syrians inside the country and in the neighbouring countries, including for hosting communities, through pledges totalling $ 4.4 billion (€ 3.5 billion) for 2018, as well as multi-year pledges of $ 3.4 billion (€ 2.7 billion) for 2019-2020.
On 8 March 2019, a report was published giving account on the progress achieved against those pledges.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Humanitarian Aid | Assistance|
|Keywords||Syrian Conflict | Crisis | Civil War (2011- )
|Countries / Regions||Syria|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU], United Nations [UN]|