EU pledges more than €3 billion for Syrians in 2016 at the London conference
EU News 41/2016
Brussels, 4 February 2016
The European Union and its Member States pledged today more than €3 billion to assist the Syrian people inside Syria as well as refugees and the communities hosting them in the neighbouring countries for the year 2016.
The pledge triples the EU support offered at the last donor conference in Kuwait on 31 March 2015, and comes on top of the €5 billion that the EU has already committed in response to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
The announcement was made at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference hosted by the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini.
Tusk and Mogherini represented the EU alongside Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement and Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. The London-based conference drew leaders from of over 70 delegations.
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Date: 04/02/2016 Reference: P-030742/00-05 Location: London © European Union , 2016 URL