1.5 million refugees in Turkey supported by EU's biggest ever humanitarian programme
The Emergency Social Safety Net, the largest ever EU humanitarian programme, has now assisted 1.5 million of the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey.
The EU funded programme, launched in September 2016, is the largest single humanitarian project in the history of the European Union.
EU humanitarian assistance in Turkey continues to deliver tangible results for the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey. The Emergency Social Safety Net provides monthly cash transfers via a debit card to help refugees buy what they need the most, such as food, medicines, or paying the rent. Another flagship programme, the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education, has surpassed its initial goals and now supports the families of more than 410,000 children who attend school regularly.
The EU programmes will continue in 2019, with a focus on further supporting the most vulnerable and ensuring a sustainable transition from humanitarian aid to a long-term response. The EU humanitarian funding foreseen for 2019 is 640 euro million, out of which 80 euro million will be dedicated to support education in emergencies. This funding is part of the second tranche of 3 euro billion of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey for both humanitarian and non-humanitarian assistance.