Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock Opening remarks to the Brussels IV Conference, 30 June 2020
The Syria crisis is in its tenth year; approaching the length of the combination of World Wars I and II.
The crisis has wreaked havoc across the region. I want to start once again by thanking the neighbouring countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt for their generosity in supporting Syrians who fled, and by urging the international community to provide more generous support for the refugee hosting countries. The economic strain is acute across the region.