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Syria crisis: #SyriaConf2020 – Brussels IV Conference ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ begins

Syria crisis: #SyriaConf2020 – Brussels IV Conference ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ begins

| June 23, 2020

From yesterday (22 June) to 30 June, the European Union is virtually hosting the fourth Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region (#SyriaConf2020), co-chaired with the United Nations. The aim of the Conference is to further rally the international community behind UN-led efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the […]

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EU adopts €55 million support package for Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon to mitigate #Coronavirus pandemic

EU adopts €55 million support package for Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon to mitigate #Coronavirus pandemic

| June 12, 2020

This brings the total assistance mobilized through the EU Trust Fund to over €2.2 billion since 2015, doubling the target originally set. EU High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell (pictured) said: “Jordan and Lebanon are showing huge resilience and solidarity in hosting Syrian refugees. It is our duty to continue supporting them, especially in the current […]

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Commission proposes to make funds available for crisis repair and recovery as of 2020 and to top up support for #Syria refugees

Commission proposes to make funds available for crisis repair and recovery as of 2020 and to top up support for #Syria refugees

| June 5, 2020

On 3 June, the Commission proposed two amendments to the 2020 budget. The Commission is proposing to make €11.5 billion for crisis repair and recovery available already in 2020. Once available, the funding help the regions most in need, support businesses and those in need outside EU borders. This follows up on the major recovery […]

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Commission publishes guidance on #Coronavirus humanitarian aid to #Syria despite sanctions

Commission publishes guidance on #Coronavirus humanitarian aid to #Syria despite sanctions

| May 13, 2020

The European Commission has published detailed guidance on how coronavirus-related humanitarian aid can be sent to countries and areas around the world that are subject to EU sanctions. This guidance note on Syria is the first in a series of comprehensive Q&As, which aims to give practical guidance on how to comply with EU sanctions when providing […]

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EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of #Coronavirus pandemic

EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of #Coronavirus pandemic

| April 2, 2020

The European Union is strengthening its support for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon through a new package of almost €240 million, raising the total assistance via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis to more than €2 billion. The new support is particularly relevant in […]

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#Syria – Oped by EU foreign ministers

#Syria – Oped by EU foreign ministers

| February 26, 2020

In Idlib, a new humanitarian disaster is playing out, one of the worst in the Syrian crisis that, in nearly a decade, has caused too many such disasters to count. The Syrian regime continues its strategy of military reconquest of the country at any cost, regardless of the consequences for Syrian civilians. Since December, its […]

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#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

| February 21, 2020

The renewed military offensive in Idlib by the Syrian regime and its backers, causing enormous human suffering, is unacceptable. The EU calls on all actors to cease hostilities immediately. The EU urges all parties to the conflict to fully respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law and to allow unimpeded […]

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