On 4 and 5 April, the European Union hosted high-level events with the United Nations and several countries to discuss the on-going conflict in Syria and its humanitarian impact inside the country and the region. ICF Mostra supported the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) and the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) with event organisation and by producing a summary video marking the 6th anniversary of the Syria crisis.
ICF Mostra supported DG ECHO and DG NEAR to host two thematic events held on 4 April at the Brussels Syria Conference: 'Humanitarian Aid Inside Syria: Needs, Challenges & The Way Forward’'(DG ECHO) and 'Supporting the Resilience of Host countries and Refugees' (DG NEAR). We provided all event-related logistics – from registration to on-site support – for approximately 250 attendees. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn were among the speakers.
ICF Mostra was also requested to create and produce a 2’54” video to bring to the attention to the consequences of the 6-year conflict and the EU's continuous support to the Syrians in need. Thanks to its content expertise, ICF Mostra was able to propose powerful and interesting story-telling, including facts and figures presented with footage of the conflict and aid assistance. The video also presented examples of some concrete actions taken by DG ECHO, such as cash assistance, support for women’s healthcare and education programmes.
For 6 long years, the conflict has been raging in Syria. The European Union has provided humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people during this time. The Brussels Syria Conference was organised to address the situation in Syria and the impact of the crisis in the region. This year the event brought together ministerial representatives from 70 delegations, including the EU, the wider international community, the United Nations, major donors and civil society, humanitarian and development organisations.