Syrian negotiations: The Syrians’ basic needs are greater than the aid scheduled at the Brussels conference

Syrian negotiations: The Syrians’ basic needs are greater than the aid scheduled at the Brussels conference

May 30 2024

ARK News… The Syrian Negotiating Committee announced that the needs of the Syrians are much greater than the aid decided at the Brussels conference, after donors pledged to provide $8 billion in aid and loans to the Syrians.

In a statement, the Commission expressed its thanks to the supporting countries at the Eighth Brussels Conference for providing about 7.5 billion euros ($8.1 billion) this year and next to support Syrians in the region, and refused to talk about any possible return of refugees due to the lack of all conditions for voluntary and safe return, stressing that The Syrians' basic needs are much greater than this aid.

The head of the Commission, Badr Jamous, confirmed that “the humanitarian, health and educational situation is getting worse and more catastrophic day after day,” adding that “looking at the issue of Syrian refugees from a purely humanitarian perspective is a big mistake, and we must not think with this logic.”

Jamous stated, "The refugee problem is a problem with a distinctly political root, and the tragic refugee crisis affecting millions cannot be resolved except with a clearly defined political solution in accordance with international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Statement and Resolution 2254, agreed upon by the entire international community."

He pointed out that "the parties that are trying to market that Syria is a safe country are forcing Syrians to return forcefully to face their death in a regime that does not deal with violence, force, and oppression, and that any forced return of refugees to Syria under the current regime is a prelude to fighting again."

The head of the Negotiating Committee stressed that "any forced return of refugees to Syria under the current regime is a prelude to fighting again, and the return to Syria must be voluntary and to their original areas of residence, and within a safe environment that can only be achieved by a complete political solution."

On Monday, the eighth Brussels conference to “support the future of Syria and the region” ended, in which donor countries pledged to provide donations, grants and loans, worth 7.5 billion euros ($8.1 billion).

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