U.S. Contributes $5 Million to SRTF’s Agriculture and Food Security Efforts in Syria – Syrian Arab Republic
Amman – Saturday, September 24, 2022 – The SRTF is pleased to announce $5 million (€4.98 million) in contributions from the United States, through the United States Agency for Development International (USAID), to support SRTF-led agriculture and food security projects in the northeast and northwest regions of Syria.
This is the fifth U.S. contribution since the SRTF’s inception in 2013, bringing total U.S. contributions to $65 million. Total contributions from donor countries amount to approximately $312 million (€315 million).
USAID’s senior Syria-focused official, Deputy Assistant Administrator Jeanne Pryor, affirmed the important role the Fund plays in alleviating the human suffering of the Syrian people, saying, “We have great confidence in the unique ability of the SRTF to achieve concrete results on the ground. As one of Syria’s largest donors since the crisis began, USAID is committed to supporting the SRTF in vital sectors such as agriculture and food security that are critical to boosting local economies and bring a real sense of stability to Syrian families.
Director General of SRTF, Eng. Hani Khabbaz, commended U.S. contributions to support the SRTF, saying, “The SRTF is always grateful for the generous U.S. contributions and continued support for stabilization and recovery efforts inside Syria. . The new funds will allow the SRTF to expand into two vital sectors, ultimately giving Syrians greater access to meaningful livelihoods. »
Other SRTF donors include Germany, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Japan, United Kingdom, Kuwait, France, Italy, Netherlands, as well as Turkey and Jordan, which are also host member countries of the SRTF.
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