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EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis

The Trust Fund at a Glance

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

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“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,...

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Voices from Syria and the region

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