How it started
During the war in Syria, more than 5.6 millions of Syrians citizens were displaced and were in need of humanitarian protection and assistance, while the Syrian crisis also deeply affected the surrounding countries. The MASAR programme, funded by the European Union, was created to answer this need by enhancing the long-term resilience of municipalities in Iraq and Lebanon to bear the burden of Syrian displacement in both countries.
What happened next
The overall programme was divided to different themes and projects to fulfill 3 Strategic Objectives, under which many activities were executed by 4 partners: The International Cooperation Agency Of The Association of Netherlands Municipalities VNG International, The Polish Center For International Aid PCPM, The Catalan Agency For Development Cooperation ACCD and KL Komponent.