EU continues to support Syria engaging for an additional €2.12 billion during the Brussels Eight Conference

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Since 2011, the EU and its Member States have been the largest assistance donors to Syria and the region. It provided the devastated country with over €33 billion in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation aid. At the 8th edition of the Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’, the EU engaged to deliver €2.12 billion for 2024 and 2025 to support both Syrians inside Syria and those in neighbouring countries, as well as their host communities in Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

The Ministerial meeting was a testament to the collective effort and shared responsibility in addressing the Syrian crisis. It brought together delegates from EU Member States, Syria’s neighbouring countries, other partner countries and donors, and international organisations, including the UN. The meeting underscored the importance of a political process in Syria in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254 and the urgency of mobilising vital financial support to address the most pressing needs of the Syrian people and their host communities.

The EU’s financial support is strategically allocated to address the diverse needs of the Syrian crisis. The EU confirmed its pledge made at the 2023 Brussels VII Conference for 2024 (€560 million) for the population inside Syria, as well as for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Additionally, the EU promised an extra €560 million for 2025 for the above-mentioned countries. 

Furthermore, the EU pledged €1 billion to support Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Turkey. These pledges for 2025 are part of the larger financial package until 2027, in line with the European Council Conclusions of 1 February and 18 April 2024.

The EU will continue to deploy all available tools to support the Syrian population in reaching a negotiated political solution in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and create the conditions for a better future for Syrians.

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