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Supporting Syria and the Region

On 4 February 2016, the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations co-hosted a conference on the Syria crisis in London

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Syria is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed to support people caught up in the conflict.

The Supporting Syria and the Region conference brought together world leaders from around the globe to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by the devastating civil war.

The UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations co-hosted the conference in London on 4 February 2016 to raise significant new funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected.

The conference raised over US$ 12 billion in pledges – $6 billion for 2016 and a further $6.1 billion for 2017-20 to enable partners to plan ahead.

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(L-R): Ban Ki-Moon - United Nations Secretary General, Erna Solberg - Prime Minister of Norway, Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany, Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait and David Cameron - UK Prime Minister co-host the opening plenary at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference. Picture: Adam Brown/Crown Copyright

London Conference One Year On Financial Tracking Report: Co-hosts statement

Monday 6 February 2017

Statement on the publication of the 'one year on' financial tracking report, from the co-hosts of the Supporting Syria & the Region London 2016 Conference.

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(L-R): Helen Clark - Head of the UNDP, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah - First Deputy Prime Minister Kuwait, Filippo Grandi - UN Commissioner for Refugees, Stephen O'Brien - Chief of UN Emergency Relief, Ban Ki-moon - UN Secretary General. Picture: Adam Brown/Crown Copyright

Post-London Conference Financial Tracking Report: Co-hosts' statement

Thursday 3 November 2016

The Supporting Syria & the Region Conference co-hosts have today published a report on progress against the financial pledges made at the 2016 Syria Conference.

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Information and resources for media organisations, including accreditation details

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How you can help

Find out how you can help people who have been affected by the conflict in Syria

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