EU strengthens its Syria crisis response through additional funding to UNICEF
September 20, 2017
With an additional €90 million support from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU is enabling UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
The additional EU funding was signed yesterday by EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. This latest contribution brings the total funding from the EU Trust Fund for UNICEF’s work on the Syria crisis response to nearly €200 million.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of promoting and providing access to quality education for children and young people in all countries affected by the Syrian crisis”, said Commssioner Hahn during the signing ceremony.