8th Brussels Conference Aims to Mobilize Vital Support for Syrians and the Region

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Article: The 8th Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ is set to take place on May 27 in Brussels. The Ministerial meeting will bring together representatives from the EU Member States, Syria’s neighboring countries, and third countries, as well as representatives from the United Nations, international organizations, and Syrian civil society. High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will co-chair the conference on behalf of the European Union, along with Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, and Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič. The conference aims to mobilize crucial financial support to address the most urgent needs of Syrians and their host communities, and to renew the international community’s backing for a political solution in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254. Since 2011, the European Union and its Member States have been the largest donors of humanitarian and resilience assistance to Syria and the region, providing over €33 billion in response to the Syrian crisis. For more information on the conference, please visit the VIII Brussels Conference website. The latest financial tracking report on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ is also available.