Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

Ministerial meeting

The European Union chaired the sixth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, which took place on 9 and 10 May 2022.

The high level ministerial segment of the conference on 10 May gathered EU institutions and representatives of 55 countries including EU member states, as well as 22 international organisations, including the United Nations.

Syria and the suffering of its people might not be in centre of the news anymore, but remain on our minds: 90% of Syrians living in Syria live in poverty; 60% suffer food insecurity and often do not know where their next meal is coming from. Millions remain displaced within the country, millions live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond. Even after 11 years of bloody and destructive conflict, we want and need to make sure that this situation remains high on the international agenda.

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

The conference, which is the main pledging event for Syria and the region in 2022, succeeded in mobilising aid to Syrians inside the country and in the neighbouring countries, through pledges totalling €6.4 billion for 2022 and beyond. This year’s total pledges are even higher than those of 2021, when pledges totalled €5.3 billion.

From 2011 to date, the European Union and its member states have been the largest donors of humanitarian and resilience assistance to Syria and the region with €27.4 billion.

Brussels VI was an opportunity to gather all relevant actors to effectively address the current situation In Syria, offer continued support to UN efforts for a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian conflict, mobilise necessary financial support to meet the needs of Syrian refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries, as well as pursuing and deepening dialogue with civil society.

Meeting information

  • Meeting n°SYRIACONF052022
  • Brussels
  • 10 May 2022

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