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

Jordan and the international community on Wednesday endorsed a $2.4-billion Jordan Response Platform (JRP) for the Syria Crisis for the year 2019. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz described the international community’s support as “invaluable”. “The international community’s support to Jordan in shouldering the impact of the Syrian crisis has helped the country in staying resilient in a very difficult regional setting,” the premier said.

News Article

More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees fled violence and persecution in Syria for Turkey. Some faced forced conscription into the army to fight their fellow Syrians. Some paid huge bribes to escape torture for demonstrating peacefully against the regime. Most couldn’t take another day of indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians in schools, hospitals and markets.

News Article

Today, the European Union member states (Madad Fund) contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of the EU's “Strengthening the Resilience of Palestine Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon” project. The contribution comes in-line with the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal and will be allocated to fund vital life-saving services to the Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) residing in Jordan. The announcement was made at the Delegation of the European Union in Jordan, and attended by the Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan, His Excellency (H.E.) Andrea Matteo Fontana.

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