UN / SYRIA PLEDGING CONFERENCE

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In Brussels, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, urged donors to contribute to Syria at a time when $10.5 billion are needed this year to support Syrians, host communities and countries in need, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 10 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY
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10 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
"In Brussels today, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, urged donors to contribute to Syria at a time when $10.5 billion are needed this year to support Syrians, host communities and countries in need. He noted that humanitarian needs are deepening, driven by a deepening economic crisis, ongoing displacement, and climatic shocks, as well as the impact of a decade of conflict which damaged or destroyed much of the country’s public infrastructure and services. He reiterated the UN’s continued effort to strengthen access through all modalities. Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy for Syria, told delegates in Brussels that we are far from a political solution in the country. He expressed his hope that ultimately the Constitutional Committee can help establish a new social contract to help heal the wounds of a devastating conflict. But even were Syrians to agree on the substance of a constitutional reform or a new constitution, he said, it could not unfold inside of Syria in a truly meaningful way, with conditions the way they are today."
4. Wide shot, press briefing room

RECENT – NEW YORK CITY
5. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

STORYLINE:

In Brussels, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, urged donors to contribute to Syria at a time when $10.5 billion are needed this year to support Syrians, host communities and countries in need, said a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters in New York on Monday (09 May), Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq said that, according to Griffiths, "humanitarian needs are deepening, driven by a deepening economic crisis, ongoing displacement, and climatic shocks, as well as the impact of a decade of conflict which damaged or destroyed much of the country’s public infrastructure and services.”

The humanitarian chief also reiterated the UN’s continued effort to strengthen access through all modalities.

According to the Spokesperson, Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy for Syria, also participated in the donors conference, telling delegates in Brussels that the world is far from a political solution in the country.

Pederson expressed his hope that ultimately the Constitutional Committee can help establish a new social contract to help heal the wounds of a devastating conflict.

But even were Syrians to agree on the substance of a constitutional reform or a new constitution, the Special Envoy said, it could not unfold inside of Syria in a truly meaningful way, with conditions the way they are today.
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