EU Syria Trust Fund: new package for refugees and host communities

December 7, 2016
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The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis adopted a new EUR 139 million assistance package to help refugees fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities.
The package includes the following actions:
EUR 82 million for Lebanon
·       EUR 62 million Health Programme for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese populations to increase access to quality, equitable and affordable health care services. The project will furthermore increase capacities of primary and secondary health sectors, and provide equal access to health services for refugees and host communities.
·       EUR 20 million Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme for Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities. The project will improve access to efficient and sustainable safe water supply, environmental sanitation and hygiene in Lebanon for vulnerable populations.
Through the adoption of the above programmes, the EU is also implementing commitments it undertook within the recently agreed EU-Lebanon Compact aimed at supporting Lebanon to address the impact of the Syrian crisis while ensuring better living conditions for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese communities. 
EUR 6.85 million in support of concessional loans and effective monitoring
·       EUR 5 million are provided for the EU contribution to the MENA Concessional Financing Facility for Jordan and Lebanon (CFF) led by the World Bank in order to support alternative investment resources for Jordan and Lebanon.
·       EUR 1.85 million will be made available for a multi-tier external monitoring and evaluation mechanism to continuously check the performance of the EU Trust Fund in real time.
A special stabilisation package for Iraq worth EUR 50 million is also included.
Read more
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  
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Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria *