The international community including the EU has pledged €5.6 billion for 2023 and beyond, including €4.6 billion for 2023 and €1 billion for 2024 and beyond.
The funding pledged at a conference on Thursday aims to support people inside Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.
Some €3.8 billion of grants were pledged by the EU, with €2.1 billion from the European Commission and €1.7 billion pledged by the EU Member States. Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, the EU and its Member States have mobilised over €30 billion to support Syrians in Syria and in the region.
In addition, international financial institutions and donors have announced €4 billion in loans, bringing a total of grants and loans to €9.6 billion.
The European Union also published a report on the online survey on consultations with civil society carried out in the run-up to the Conference.
Since 2017, Brussels Conferences address critical humanitarian and resilience issues affecting Syrians in Syria and neighbouring countries, as well as those which impact communities hosting Syrian refugees in the region.
The Conferences aim to renew the international community’s political and financial support for Syria’s neighbours, particularly Jordan, Lebanon and Türkiye, as well as Egypt and Iraq.
A special donors conference was held earlier this year to support the people in Türkiye and Syria in the wake of February’s devastating earthquakes.
This week’s Conference on Syria, held in Brussels remains the main pledging event this year for Syria and its neighbouring countries.
On Wednesday, the Day of Dialogue provided an interactive platform for dialogue between civil society actors from inside Syria, the region as well as the diaspora, refugee-hosting countries, operational partners engaged in the Syria response, the European Union and the participation of other key partners, including the United Nations and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.