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%).

Our Impact: Voices from the ground
“Everything falls on me”

Lai is a 40-year-old Syrian from Deraa, who moved to the north of Jordan with his wife and 4 children. They left everything behind in 2013 due to the war in their home country and built a new life from scratch. In a patriarchal society where men are seen as the sole breadwinners for their families, Lai felt that the survival of his loved ones was dependent on him.

They were stable and happy in Syria: Lai owned a home and goats and sheep,...

In the news
News Article

The European Commission announced an additional aid program of about €100 million to Lebanon to address the consequences of the explosion in August in the port of Beirut. The EU will focus the recovery efforts on meeting the needs of the population.

News Article

The European Union announced an additional support package to help Lebanon, in response to the deadly explosion that rocked its capital on August 4th.

News Article

The EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) on Monday held a concluding panel discussion titled “Addressing Practical, Social, Cultural and Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation in Jordan”, with the aim of reviewing the best practices, lessons learnt and procedures implemented by partners during the COVID-19 crisis.

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