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News article23 September 2019Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Supporting the future of Syria and the region" conference: new financial tracking report published

Today, the European Union has published a report on progress against the pledges made at the third Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on behalf of the Brussels Conference co-chairs. It shows that for 2019, donors...

Supporting Syria and the region

Today, the European Union has published a report on progress against the pledges made at the third Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on behalf of the Brussels Conference co-chairs. It shows that for 2019, donors have already contributed92% (USD 6.4 billion) of the pledges made to provide funding in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. For the period 2020 and beyond, 32% of the pledges announced (USD 752 million) are already available. Of the USD 21 billion worth of loans pledged for 2019 and beyond, USD 14.8 billion (71%) have been made available in refugee-hosting countries.

At the third Brussels conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" hosted by the EU on 12-14 March 2019 the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict inside Syria as well as the refugees and the countries and communities generously hosting them. The international community pledged USD 7 billion (EUR 6.2 billion) in funding to support humanitarian, stabilisation and development activities in 2019 in Syria and the region, and a further USD 2.4 billion (EUR 2.1 billion) for 2020 and beyond. In addition, International financial institutions and donors also announced USD 21 billion (EUR 18.5 billion) in loans for 2019 and beyond.

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