The European Union is organising an International Donors’ Conference “Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria on 20 March 2023 in Brussels to raise funds, mobilise resources and coordinate the recovery and relief response following the devastating earthquakes.
The aim of the Donors’ Conference is to raise funds to support the people in Türkiye and Syria and coordinate the relief response in the areas affected in both countries.
The Conference will be co-hosted by the President of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen, and by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, for the Swedish Presidency of the Council, and is being organised in coordination with the Turkish authorities.
Support for Ukraine
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Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the International Donors' Conference ‘Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria'
Dear Prime Minister Kristersson, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for joining us today. When the earth started to shake in Türkiye and Syria, it was cold, it was dark and raining. People were sleeping in the warmth of their homes when the sky came crashing
International Donors' Conference – Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria in Brussels today
Today, in Brussels, the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU are hosting an International Donors' Conference to support the people in Türkiye and Syria affected by the recent devastating earthquakes.