EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said: “The Syrian conflict and its devastating effect on the population have resulted in a displacement of epic proportions. We need to use this experience to adapt our policies, both internal and external, to ensure dignity and hope to those who have been forced to leave their homes in search of safety. We have mobilised considerable resources, including innovative measures like the EU-Syria Trust Fund, but the needs are even greater and need to be addressed with a sustainable, long-term approach“.
The policy framework highlighted in today’s Communication will be a major part of the EU’s contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016 and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. (EU Neighbourhood Info)