Posted on 15 June 2023
The VII Brussels Conference began yesterday, with a focus on “supporting the future of Syria and the region.” The conference brings together the international community to discuss creating a more effective political solution to the situation in the region.
Syria is experiencing one of the most severe humanitarian crises globally, with 15.3 people requiring humanitarian assistance, nearly 70% of the population, and 6.7 million displaced. The February earthquakes only exacerbated the crisis, and Director General for the International Organisation for Migration António Vitorino says “whilst the number of people in need continues to increase, especially in the aftermath of the earthquakes in February, the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) remains only 11 per cent funded for this year.”
“The Syrian people and their host communities have shown remarkable resilience throughout the protracted conflict,” he said. “They need the continuous financial support and solidarity of the international community.”