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Syria Crisis: UN Humanitarian Chief Welcomes Donor Pledges of $6 Billion to Help People in Need in 2017 [EN/AR]

(Brussels, 5 April 2017) The high-level Supporting the future of Syria and the region conference in Brussels concluded today with a clear international commitment to continue to respond to the Syria crisis by supporting humanitarian relief, protection and resilience-building for people in need, and also help the neighbouring countries to shoulder the heavy burden from the spill-over effects of the crisis.

Forty-one donors at the conference pledged a combined US$6 billion for 2017 in immediate and longerterm support, and $3.7 billion for 2018 and beyond. The conference was co-chaired by EU, UN, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Press Release