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Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria

Brussels, April 5, 2017. Speaking at a major international conference on Syria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the international community to increase support for the victims of the conflict in the war-ravaged Syria as well as for the countries that are sheltering millions of refugees.

“The need for humanitarian aid and the protection of Syrian civilians has never been greater and the humanitarian appeal for a single crisis has never been higher,” said Mr. Guterres at the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region conference in the Belgian capital.

“UN agencies and our partners are determined to reach everyone in need, through all possible means”.

 In its seventh year, the conflict in Syria remains the largest humanitarian challenge in the world – with 13.5 million men, women and children inside Syria in need of urgent assistance. There are now more than 5 million Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and many more that have made the dangerous journey to Europe and  beyond.

Source of information – UN multimedia

In the photo: Secretary-General António Guterres at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region together with Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. UN Photo/ Christophe Verhellen

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