Syria: refugees need long-term EU support

April 11, 2016
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European local and regional authorities are worried by the conditions in which Syrian refugees are being received in their territories. In a declaration published on Friday 8 April 2016, EU local and regional leaders demanded sustained funding for Syria’s neighbours, and stress that more support for local administrations is essential.
The European Committee of the Regions called on the European Union to help improve the living conditions of refugees in the Middle East and other conflict zones, through long-term financial support and by combining emergency aid with longer-term measures. In a report, adopted on 8 April 2016, the EU’s assembly of local and regional politicians emphasised that more solutions need to be devised at the local level, with local and regional authorities more deeply involved.

Countries covered:

  • Syria *