Partnership between UNICEF and the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syria Crisis


UNICEF and the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, also called the Madad Fund, are reaching hundreds of thousands of children and young people affected by the war in Syria. The collaboration - with the support of partners and host communities - is providing children and young people with access to education, protection against harmful practices, psychosocial support and a say in shaping their own futures.  Both refugee children and youth and vulnerable host communities benefit from the assistance.


The main priorities are to promote educational, protection and engagement opportunities for children and young people in line with the No Lost Generation initiative, improve lives and strengthen communities by investing in young people and children so they can become the doctors, lawyers, engineers and teachers who can help strengthen their communities and rebuild their country.


The EU Trust Fund is unique as it seeks to provide effective, fast and flexible funding to address ever-changing needs of children and families in Syria’s neighbouring countries.




In the voice of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson, this is how the partnership is changing lives for the better.