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Latest news about the Supporting Syria and the Region conference

Post-Brussels conference financial tracking report: Co-chairs Statement

Friday 28 July 2017

Statement on the publication of the Post-Brussels conference financial tracking report.

Supporting the future of Syria and the region: co-chairs declaration

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Declaration from the co-chairs of the Supporting the future of Syria and the region – Brussels conference.

EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the UK and the UN to co-chair the Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region on 5 April 2017

Monday 3 April 2017

The Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region builds on the London Conference on Supporting Syria and the region of 4 February 2016.

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.

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.

Supporting Syria and the Region UNGA Side Event Chairs’ Summary

Monday 3 October 2016

1. The February 2016 Supporting Syria & The Region Conference marked a step change in the international community’s response to the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. At the conference, co-hosted by Germany, Kuwait, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United Nations, donors signed ambitious statements with refugee hosting countries to help them expand job […]

Co-host’s statement annex: fundraising

Monday 8 February 2016

Funding announced by the international community for the Syria crisis response at the Supporting Syria & the Region conference, London, 4 February 2016

Closing remarks by Justine Greening, UK International Development Secretary

Friday 5 February 2016

Transcript of remarks by UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, to close the Supporting Syria & the Region conference.

Co-hosts declaration from the Supporting Syria & the Region Conference, London 2016

Thursday 4 February 2016

Co-hosts declaration from the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.

Key documents from the Supporting Syria & the Region Conference

Thursday 4 February 2016

The London Conference has taken an ambitious new approach to provide longer term support for refugees. These key documents reflect those aims

UN Secretary-General opening remarks to the Supporting Syria & the Region conference

Thursday 4 February 2016

Today, let us change the narrative. Let us, with our solidarity and generosity, bring true hope to the people of Syria and the region.

UK Prime Minister’s opening remarks at the Supporting Syria conference

Thursday 4 February 2016

David Cameron welcomed world leaders to the Supporting Syria and the region conference in London this morning.

Supporting Syria and the Region London 2016 conference livestream

Thursday 4 February 2016

Watch the live stream of the main plenary sessions from the Support Syria and the Region conference from 0830 GMT on 4 February 2016.

Norway to provide about NOK 10 billion to Syria and its neighbouring countries over the next four years

Thursday 4 February 2016

Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK 10 billion over the next four years.

UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region

Thursday 4 February 2016

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

David Cameron calls President Obama to discuss London Conference

Wednesday 3 February 2016

UK Prime Minister David Cameron spoke with the United States President Barack Obama on the Supporting Syria Conference taking place in London.

Out of Syria, back into school: Chouk

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Meet Chouk. She’s one of around 500,000 Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon as a result of the crisis in their homeland, and who have had to leave their schools behind.

Out of Syria, back into school: Ahmed and Sarah

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Ahmed, 13, and Sarah, 12, are both back in the classroom after being forced to leave their homeland and schools in Syria. Both students attend Bar Elias school in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and are two of around 500,000 Syrian refugee children who live in the country.

David Cameron calls with the Emir of Qatar and the Prime Minister of Canada

Monday 1 February 2016

The UK Prime Minister made calls to the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim and to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the London Conference.

Justine Greening: no Syrian child should miss out on an education

Sunday 31 January 2016

UK International Development Secretary calls on world leaders to change the lives of a generation of Syrian children.

UK government makes public support for UNICEF UK Syria appeal go twice as far

Saturday 30 January 2016

UK government commits to double all donations to UNICEF UK’s Syria Winter Appeal until the end of February.

UNDP outline 2016 plans for Syria crisis response

Friday 29 January 2016

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is planning a continued focus on resilience and livelihoods in its work on behalf of the most vulnerable in Syria and in neighbouring countries struggling to cope with the impacts of the Syria crisis.

David Cameron calls leaders to discuss London Conference

Thursday 28 January 2016

UK Prime Minister David Cameron last night called the King of Saudi Arabia and later the Chancellor of Germany and the Prime Minister of Norway.

Stephen O’Brien: Statement to Security Council on Syria

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien made a Statement to the Security Council on Syria saying that more needed to be done to help the millions of Syrians affected by the conflict.

UNICEF appeals for US$1.16 billion for Syria crisis response

Tuesday 26 January 2016

A new UNICEF appeal will prioritise funding education for children in emergencies.

Justine Greening: We must create jobs and help children into school

Sunday 24 January 2016

UK International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, emphasises the need for the Supporting Syria and the Region conference next week to help create jobs and get Syrian refugee children into school.

UN and humanitarian organisations issue appeal to end the suffering in Syria

Thursday 21 January 2016

As the Syria conflict approaches its sixth year the UN and its partners issue an urgent appeal.

UK Prime Minister urges European leaders to relax trade rules with Jordan

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron urges European leaders to relax EU trade rules with Jordan to create new jobs for Syrian refugees.

UK Secretary of State for International Development visits Jordan

Monday 18 January 2016

Justine Greening meets Syrian refugees and holds discussions with Jordanian ministers focused on UK support for Jordan in the education and development fields, and the upcoming Syria conference in London.

UN agencies warn humanitarian needs growing in Syria and region

Tuesday 12 January 2016

With Syria’s war heading towards a sixth year and with no end to the conflict in sight, UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to Member States for US$7.73 billion in vital new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region.

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