’Madad’ is an arabic work meaning ’help together’.
The program is supporting by a 49 Million Euro donation from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund
This is the largest financial support by the EU to the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.
The program is led by the Danish Red Cross but consists of a large cooperation between 15 Red Cross societies, involving: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Egypt Red Crescent Society, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Iraq Red Crescent Society, Jordanian Red Crescent Society, Lebanese Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Palestine Red Crescent, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent Society and Danish Red Cross.
About the 'Madad' Fund:
Since its establishment in December 2014, an increasing share of the EU’s non-humanitarian aid for Syria’s neighbouring countries is provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the 'Madad' Fund. The Trust Fund brings a more coherent and integrated EU aid response to the crisis and primarily addresses longer term economic, educational, protection and social needs of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, and supports overstretched host communities and their administrations. Today the EU Regional Trust Fund is also one of the key instruments through which the new EU partnership priorities with Jordan and Lebanon will be implemented.
The Fund is supported by 23 donors, the European Commission, and the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey for activities in Turkey.