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News

December 8, 2017

EU allocates €150 million to support Syrian refugees

The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has approved the new projects totalling €150 million to support refugees and the communities accepting them in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Serbia, the website of the European Commission reports. 

The projects are aimed at the support of the most affected municipalities of the region, agricultural livelihoods and food security, school construction, modernization of wastewater in the regions with the high concentration of refugees, and at the protection of refugees. 

“ €53 million to support the construction of 10 primary and secondary schools in Jordan and the extension of wastewater networks in areas most affected by the refugee influx; 

€40 million to strengthen municipalities in Lebanon and governorates in Iraq to improve service delivery, facilitate local economic development and access to municipal investments;

 €25 million to strengthen agricultural livelihoods and food security among vulnerable refugees and rural communities in Lebanon and Jordan; 

€20 million for the EU Regional Development and Protection Programme II (RDPP II) to enable better protection, research and advocacy towards finding innovative aid solutions to the protracted displacement in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon; 

€12 million to assist Serbia in providing food security and protection needs of migrants and refugees in reception centres.”