The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis supports access to outreach, information campaigns, and awareness sessions, mine clearance actions, specialised treatment in the area of mental health and psychosocial support, risk education sessions to raise awareness of mine contamination threats, and psychosocial support. Through this priority sector, the EU Regional Trust Fund supports more than 560,000 vulnerable people in Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Armenia, and the Western Balkans.
The European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis’ exhibition "Faces of Resilience: From Syria and the Region" by photographer Johanna de Tessières displays portraits and personal stories of those whose lives have been irrevocably impacted by the Syria crisis. Johanna’s photos document a selection of the many projects supported by the European Union through the Trust Fund. They shed light on the individual lives behind the unimaginable numbers, which have been irrevocably changed by the Syria crisis. These photos also showcase how the EU’s support has enabled many Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanian and Lebanese people to start rebuilding their lives and to turn desperation into hope. Despite trauma and personal losses, the protagonists of these stories reveal their extraordinary resilience and determination to carry on, care for their children and dream of a better future.
Henna, a 28-year-old Yazidi-Kurdish woman, is the head of a mine and explosive action team in charge of clearing unexploded devices left behind by Daesh in the area surrounding Sinjar, north of Mosul, Iraq. Thanks to the Mining Advisory Group (MAG) and the financial support of the European Union through the EU Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, Henna and her team of experts are rebuilding this region’s future. By clearing more fields every day, people will be able to return to their homes and activities and finally resume their lives.
Meet Mohammad, father of two from the Beqaa, Lebanon, whose family is amongst those of vulnerable Lebanese who receive assistance from WFP, with the financial support of the EU - via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The e-card allows Mohammad’s family to buy food and cover their basic needs. Learn more about their story & about what else the EU is doing here: bit.ly/MohamWFP. For more stories: http://bit.ly/EUTF_Madad_videos
Hanaa Slibi is a mother of three from Aleppo in Syria. She is a graduate in Education and Business from a technical school in Aleppo and she worked as a teacher in her country before she came to Lebanon in 2011, with the onset of the war in Syria. “Our life is not easy. We have to deal with all kinds of unexpected events” she explains.
She opened the doors of her home for CARE International's mobile unit in order for her and the neighbours to take part in the awareness session provided by the social workers. Over the past...
"I sure know nothing about the future… I only hope for it to be better than now and the past."
Henna, a 28-year-old Yazidi-Kurdish woman, is the head of a mine and explosive action team, Team 108, in charge of clearing unexploded devices left behind by Daesh in the area surrounding Sinjar, north of Mosul, Iraq.
“Our job is not an easy one,” she explains. “But we try to put up with everything. We work outdoors, there is wind, rain, sun, and heat. The only thing about this job that keeps us going is the humanitarian side.”
"I was able to establish this organisation, because indeed there weren’t any organisations that took care of youth or women issues."
Jihane Mourjan had been volunteering with the Sadiq programme - an initiative that aims to protect youth, adolescents and children from the problems they face - in Jordan before deciding to establish her own organisation, the Bushra center in Zarqa in 2016: “I really loved volunteer work and that’s why I decided that I need to do something for the community and to help the marginalised segments of society”. The main idea behind the center was to help...