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 safer and more efficient waste management system

"We can say that 97% of the people living in the camp cooperate, they are sorting their waste."

Nader, 44, is from Deraa, Syria, and has been living in Jordan for almost 9 years. He lives in Za’atari camp with his wife and children and works as a technical team leader for Oxfam. “I have different responsibilities […]: managing workers, overseeing them and make sure they are in charge of sorting [waste], and supervising all the machines and tools we have,” he explains. 

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