EU body pays out over €2B to support refugees in Turkey
1.5 million refugees were reached through monthly cash transfer for basic needs, says EU Facilities for Refugees in Turkey
EU has paid out more than €2 billion (2.3 billion) to support refugees and host communities in Turkey, according to the third annual report of
The implementation of the facility further accelerated in 2018 and its €6 billion budget (for 2016-2019) has now been fully mobilized, the report said.
"Since the facility's launch in March 2016, 84 projects in the areas of humanitarian assistance, education, healthcare
According to the report, some 1.5 million refugees were reached through monthly cash transfer for their basic needs, 470,000 children attended school and over 5 million primary healthcare consultations delivered.
The EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey was set up in 2015 in response to the EU Council’s call for additional funding to support Syrian refugees in Turkey.
The facility mainly focuses on humanitarian assistance, education, health, municipal infrastructure, and socioeconomic support.
Turkey currently hosts almost 4 million registered refugees -- out of which nearly 3.6 million are Syrians.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.