1.5 million refugees in Turkey supported by EU’s biggest ever humanitarian programme
January 8, 2019
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.