The FINANCIAL — On July 16 the European Union has increased its humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an additional €64 million.
This new funding comes amid growing concerns over the worsening humanitarian situation, with further large-scale displacements of people across Syria and to neighbouring countries, according to the European Commission.
“The humanitarian situation is going from bad to worse as fighting has intensified in the absence of a political solution. This additional funding will provide much needed assistance to the people in need. But far more will be needed given the scale of the crisis. I call upon all donors to stand by their commitments made in support of the people of Syria. With this contribution, the European Commission shoulders its responsibility and will continue to do so,” said Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
This additional support will bring vital aid in the areas of health, food, water, sanitation and protection to the people in need both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.