As we know that Syria is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis right now. Today, on the 4th of February 2016, the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations co-hosted a conference on the Syria crisis in London. Many world leaders spoke at the conference. This conference has brought together world leaders from around the globe to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by the devastating civil war. Around $10 Billion were also raised for supporting the Syrians in crises.
The purpose behind these efforts is to provide longer term support for refugees. To provide the refugees with livelihoods and jobs, and improved access to education, to give them the skills they need, which will help them in the future.
Syrian civil society organizations in a statement at the conference said, “Syrians are the primary stakeholders in the Syrian conflict and should be treated as such in all processes devoted to addressing the Syrian conflict.”
“We should be listened to not only out of respect but also as an essential ingredient for success. Truly, real change in Syria can only be achieved through listening to those on the ground, those who are at the forefront of both the humanitarian and political responses.”
China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, pledged 10,000 tonnes in food aid.
The youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai also spoke to the world leaders at the conference, asking them to focus on educating the Syrian Refugee children in the Refugee camps, while we wait for peace in the region. She asked the world leaders to invest in education and not in weapons.