Qatar announces contribution of $75mn to support humanitarian efforts in Syria

Qatar has announced a contribution of $75mn to support humanitarian efforts and interventions for the benefit of the Syrian people, in addition to its contributions over the past years.

This came in a speech by Qatar delivered by Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater before the donors’ conference for Syria, which was held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Monday.


The minister expressed her hope that the conference will result in appropriate financial pledges and that the multiplicity of humanitarian crises will not affect pledges towards Syria and its people.



She said that despite the importance and even necessity of continuing this conference and all the efforts aimed at mobilizing financial support and urging donors to continue, peoplemust also face the facts and say that there is an international and regional dedication to the reality of displacement and division.

She explained that this dedication began years ago with policies whose outcome was to extend the conflict on the basis of no victor and no loser, and then continued to this day by continuing to hide behind verbal positions that were outdone by reality, then transforming the Syrian issue into a seasonal issue without there being a real and effective international and regional movement in order to find radical and practical solutions.


She explained that the crisis in Syria, despite its cruelty and specificity in many of its aspects, is not a unique case that cannot be compared to others, pointing out that the region and the world have gone through many conflicts and devastating civil wars.


The Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that experiences have proven that ending conflicts and civil wars requires strength, courage and honesty on the part of the parties to the conflict, pointing out that even if this is available, it will not guarantee a decisive political settlement without regional and international consensus after the Syrian crisis became internationalized years ago.


Al Khater added, “Can the collective imagination go beyond the immediate moment to form another image for the future of Syria, an image in which refugees return to their homeland safely and without settling scores, an image that preserves the Syrian homeland’s unity and territorial integrity?”