1.5 million refugees in Turkey supported by EU’s biggest ever humanitarian programme

January 8, 2019
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The Emergency Social Safety Net, the largest ever EU humanitarian programme, has now assisted 1.5 million of the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey. It 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.

The EU humanitarian 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 million, out of which €80 million will be dedicated to support education in emergencies.


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