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
Two families living in the back of a tire shop

Safaa and Ahmad are from Homs, Syria and now live in the back of the tire shop where Ahmad’s father works, in Saida, Lebanon. “We were registered with the UN but they took us off the list. We used to get food assistance but they stopped it for us and my in-laws,” says Safaa.

Safaa’s father in law, Said, left Homs and was joined by the rest of the family in Lebanon once bombings started. Two families now live in a small room in the back of the shop where Said works. “A Lebanese guy told him about this place,...

In the news
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Within the frames of the IRIS program implemented in Armenia since 2018 a new component directed for the economic integration of Syrian-Armenians and the locals is being implemented.

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“We also work in programmes aimed at strengthening the resilience of communities that host a large number of refugees in the Mafraq Governorate and we are looking forward to starting soon a new project financed by the European Madad Trust Fund in the area of primary health care,” she said.

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After 8 years, the situation is still critical in Syria. The risk of violence is still high, millions of citizens are still displaced. The situation on the ground still does not allow refugees to go back to their country. 

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