Migration and Home Affairs

EU Syria Trust Fund: new assistance package to support Syrian refugees and host communities crosses €1 billion mark

Tuesday, 20 June, 2017

The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects worth €275 million that will support refugees and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, the Western Balkans, and Armenia. Projects will focus on education, health care, support of local community, social inclusion, gender equality. The newly adopted assistance package brings the current overall volume of the EU Trust Fund up to over €1 billion which was the goal set by President Juncker on 23 September 2015 at the Informal meeting of the European Council on migration and in the Communication on Managing the Refugee Crisis.

For more information:

  • IP/17/1593: EU Syria Trust Fund: new assistance package to support Syrian refugees and host communities crosses €1 billion mark
  • Factsheet: Europe's support to refuges and their host countries: EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis