EU adopts €130 million support package for Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon

March 8, 2021
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On 4 March, the European Union, via the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, adopted a €130 million assistance package to support Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon in key areas such as social protection, healthcare services or waste management. For Lebanon, the funds will help also alleviating the consequences of the Beirut port blast, which affected both Syrian refugees and Lebanese people.

Jordan and Lebanon are the countries hosting the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. This latest support package focuses on the following sectors:

Lebanon (€98 million)

  • Social Protection and Assistance (€45 million overall) composed of
    • continued support the most vulnerable in Lebanon (€25 million)
    • support to a comprehensive national social protection system (€20 million)
  • Access to healthcare services and vaccinations, including for COVID-19 (€29 million),
  • Essential water services (€10 million)
  • Non-formal education (€10 million)
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (€4 million)

Jordan (€32 million)

  • Solid waste management (€17 million)
  • Protection for boys, girls and women (€8 million)
  • Non-formal education (€7 million)


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Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria *