EU Syria Trust Fund Approves Largest Ever Aid Package for Lebanon

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EU Syria Trust Fund Approves Largest Ever Aid Package for Lebanon

The European Union's Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis on Wednesday approved new projects to support refugees and local communities in Lebanon and Jordan.

The new projects include the public schooling of refugee children in Lebanon and social assistance for refugees and local communities affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.

The new aid package brings the overall value of projects under the Trust Fund to over €1.4 billion.

"The EU is continuing to deliver on its pledge to help Lebanon and Jordan, which host the largest per capita refugee population in the world. The new projects will substantially boost social protection and access to education for both Syrian and Palestine refugees from Syria, as well as for local communities," said EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

The new €167 million aid package includes the following actions:

- €100 million to guarantee access to education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

- €52 million to provide social protection and assistance to vulnerable refugees and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon

- €13 million to strengthen the resilience of Palestine Refugees from Syria, in Lebanon

- €2 million to strengthen the resilience of Palestine Refugees from Syria, in Jordan

Source: European Commission