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Co-hosts opening session at Supporting Syria and the Region conference | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Co-hosts opening session at Supporting Syria and the Region conference

(L-R): Ban Ki-Moon - United Nations Secretary General, Erna Solberg - Prime Minister of Norway, Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany, Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait and David Cameron - UK Prime Minister co-host the opening plenary at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.




The Supporting Syria and the Region conference took place in London on 4 February 2016.


It brought together world leaders in a bid to raise the money needed to help the millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by the devastating civil war in Syria.


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 UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations co-hosted the conference to raise significant new funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected.


The conference also set 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.


This event alone cannot solve all these problems. Ultimately a political solution is necessary to bring the Syrian conflict to an end.


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Taken on February 4, 2016