Over EUR 200 million to support one million refugees from Syria in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon

June 22, 2016
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The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched today new projects worth more than EUR 200 million to support refugees fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
The package includes:
  • EUR 165 million for actions in Turkey which will support education, including school construction and higher education for young Syrians, and extend water and waste-water facilities in southern Turkey.
  • EUR 21 million in urgent grant financing for a EUR 140 million programme financed together with EU Member States to rehabilitate the overstretched water networks in northern Jordan, where most of the Syrian refugees reside.
  • EUR 15 million to allow UNRWA to provide urgent education services and cash assistance to thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have now fled to Lebanon and Jordan.
The package is a further step towards fulfilling the EU pledge, made at the conference ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ held earlier this year in London, to deliver over EUR 3 billion in 2016 to assist the Syrian people and neighbouring countries affected by the refugee crisis.
Read more
European Commission – Factsheet – The Facility for Refugees in Turkey 
European Commission – Factsheet – The European Union and Syria    
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  

Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria *