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Support for Refugees

Preventing and softening the impact of crises

Many of our partner countries are affected by conflicts, fragility and violence with people driven from their homes suffering particular hardship. As part of a large-scale international commitment, KfW provides emergency aid and is involved in crisis prevention and mitigation.

On behalf of the German Federal Government KfW is currently providing funding for more than 120 projects with a total volume of over EUR 4 billion to support refugees, internally displaced persons and the members of host communities. The regional focus is the Middle East, currently in the countries along Syria's border: Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.

Since 2013 KfW has also managed the emergency aid fund for Syria ( Syria Recovery Trust Fund  (PDF, 190 KB, non-accessible)). The fund finances basic services such as water supply and wastewater disposal, access to education, food security, healthcare and access to sanitation. Reconstruction will also be supported after the conflict ends.

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