The European Commission and the EU External Action Service will give a comprehensive response to the conflict in Syria that combines humanitarian aid, support for sustainable solutions to the crisis, prevention of regional instability due to spill-over from the conflict and mitigation of the consequences for the European Union.
As part of this response, the EU is mobilising its financial instruments. The European Commission has decided to allocate an additional €400 million to the humanitarian, economic and development needs in Syria and the neighbouring countries. This brings the EU's overall contribution to over €1.25 billion.
The Communication proposes in concrete terms: