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Board of the EU’s Syria Trust Fund meets on 22 March

21/03/2016

The third board meeting of the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis will take place in Brussels tomorrow, 22 March. The board is expected to adopt the next series of projects that will be financed by the Trust Fund. The management of the refugee flows will also be a topic of discussion. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will open the board meeting that will bring together the European Commission, EU Member States, representatives of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, as well as international financial institutions to coordinate a joint response to the Syrian crisis.

The main objective of the Trust Fund is to support the education of refugees as well as to provide healthcare, water, sanitation and economic opportunities for refugees and host communities.

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