EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis



EU Regional Trust Fund in
Response to the Syrian Crisis
The Trust Fund at a Glance
Introduction Video


Since its establishment in December 2014, an increasing share of the EU's support for Syrian refugees and Syria's neighbouring countries is provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund.
  • Flexibility through regional scale

    Enabling multi-country as well as local synergies.

  • Bridging

    The humanitarian-development nexus with quick-impact as well as multi-year programmes.

  • Strategic partnerships

    With donors, host countries, and implementing partners through inclusive governance in the Board and multi-partner actions.

  • Adaptable

    Capable to respond timely to shifting needs and new developments in the region.

  • Critical mass and efficiency

    Maximising impact through pooling of funds from across the EU budget & donors, large programmes and low transaction cost (less  than 1%).

  • Forward planning

    Potential post-crisis funding tool in support of voluntary return & recovery.

Our Impact: Voices from the ground
A New Beginning

Shakhwan, 32, lives in the village of Zilkan, in Erbil Governorate. He was a member of the Peshmerga, the military forces of the Kurdistan region of Iraq who defeated Daesh in 2017. After a car accident, he lost the use of his legs and became disabled.

“When the accident happened, my financial situation worsened considerably. I stayed bedridden for three years. I became a burden to the others, especially to my wife. I lost hope for life,” he explains.

Shakhwan got support from the Trust Fund supported Qudra project. He was offered two cows and built a shed for his...

In the news
News Article
Wed, 11/14/2018


Thousands of Syrians who have missed out on years of vital learning are being helped back into education in Lebanon and Jordan

News Article
Thu, 10/25/2018


أعلنت مجموعة منظمات "العودة إلى طريق الدراسة" في بيان، أنها افتتحت "19 مركزا تعليميا ومجتمعيا في مختلف أنحاء لبنان، بتمويل من مدد - الصندوق الائتماني الأوروبي - ردا من الاتحاد الأوروبي على الأزمة السورية. ويسمح المشروع لـ 18,682 لاجئاً وولداً من الفئات المهمشة بالالتحاق بالمدرسة في لبنان والأردن".

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