EU mobilises extra €40 million in support of Syrian population
December 21, 2015
The EU has adopted a package worth €40 million to tackle the longer-term development needs of the civilian population inside Syria, including Palestine refugees. The assistance will be implemented through International NGOs, EU Member States’ agencies and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The package comprises three programmes:
1. Restoration and stabilisation of livelihoods of affected Syrian populations inside Syria (€23 million) This programme will seek to minimise the economic impact of the Syria conflict, to support the early recovery and to enhance resilience of the most vulnerable Syrians.
2. EU framework for cross-border operations in Syria from Turkey (€7 million): EU Member States’ agencies active in southern Turkey will team-up under this programme to implement flexible, short-term delivery projects in particular on health, education, food security, civil defence and water and sanitation.
3. Supporting the resilience of Palestine refugees communities in Syria (€10 million): This will be achieved through supporting access to basic services (education, healthcare) and to livelihoods opportunities.