EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the “Madad Fund”

The EUTF “Madad Fund” was launched in December 2014 with the aim of providing a coherent and reinforced aid response to the Syrian crisis on a regional scale, responding primarily in the first instance to the needs of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, as well as of the communities hosting the refugees and their administrations, in particular as regards resilience and early recovery. Since its establishment, the Madad Fund has supported up to 2 million Syrian refugees and their host communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia and the Western Balkans.

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)

AICS - the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development - is one of key innovations established by the Italian law on international cooperation (Law No. 125/2014). The Agency began operating in January 2016, with the aim of aligning Italy with its principal European and global partners in the endeavor of development. According to the law, the Agency’s mission is to "perform technical and operational activities associated with the examination, development, financing, management and control of the International cooperation initiatives". The Agency headquarters are in Rome. AICS runs another base in Florence and 20 field offices worldwide for assessing local needs, implementing development initiatives, monitoring results and building partnerships on the ground.

French Development Agency (AFD)

AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. It commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common. Through a network of 85 field offices, AFD currently finances, monitors and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.

Aid Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

Action Against Hunger (ACF)

For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, ACF has fought against hunger, saving lives of children and their families. ACF works to enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. ACF constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing its knowledge and expertise with the world, pushing for long-term change.
ACF has:
- Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
- 7,500+ field staff assisting more than 20 million people
- Almost 40 years of expertise responding to caused by conflict, natural disasters and food crises

crois-rouge Francaise

The French Red Cross, founded in 1864, is an independent charity working alongside governments and public authorities. As a key player in society, the French Red Cross provide humanitarian, health, social, welfare and training services. To help carry out our assignments, FRC has a strong team of 18,000 employees and 56,000 volunteers, who on a daily basis, pursue consistent and unwavering charitable principles to provide local support and deliver tangible results and long-term solutions.

Terres des Hommes

Created in 1960, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Lausanne is the largest non-governmental organization for children’s aid in Switzerland. Its goal is to steadily improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children worldwide through: children’s rights and their best interests, creating a strong local presence in close proximity to children, their families and communities, establishing close cooperation with local bodies based on respect, constant improvement and innovation, enhancing heath and protection systems in the long term and gaining recognition in Switzerland as a reliable organization and source of financing. Through its health, protection and emergency relief programmes, Tdh Lausanne provides assistance over three million children and their families in more than 45 countries each year.