At the first Brussels conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” on 4-5 April 2017, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitments to help millions of affected civilians in Syria as well as Syrian refugees and the communities generously hosting them.

The international community pledged US$6 billion (EUR 5.6 billion) in funding to support humanitarian, stabilisation and development activities in 2017 in Syria and the region, and a further US$3.7 billion (EUR 3.5 billion) for 2018-20. International financial institutions and donors also announced almost US$30 billion (EUR 27.9 billion) in loans. In view of the second Brussels conference on 24-25 April, the Brussels II co-chairs – the European Union and the United Nations – published today a report on progress against these pledges.