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Syria is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed to support people caught up in the conflict. The conference also set itself ambitious goals on education and economic opportunities to transform the lives of refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis – and to support the countries hosting them.

The Supporting Syria and the Region conference brought together world leaders from around the globe to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by the devastating civil war.

The UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations co-hosted the conference in London on 4 February 2016 to raise significant new funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected.

The conference raised over US$ 12 billion in pledges – $6 billion for 2016 and a further $6.1 billion for 2017-20 to enable partners to plan ahead.

But raising billions in financial support alone will not provide a long-term solution to this protracted humanitarian disaster.

The conference also set itself ambitious goals on education and economic opportunities to transform the lives of refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis – and to support the countries hosting them.

The event built on 3 previous conferences that have been generously hosted in Kuwait.

For more information about the conference and how you can support the campaign visit Supporting Syria Conference 2016