The 1st of July, the European Commission proposed to mobilise an additional 1.4 billion euro in support for refugees in Turkey. The Commission aims to raise the total amount allocated under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey to 2 billion euro by the end of July.
The Commission presented the Special Measure at the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Facility. It will cover measures in the areas of education, health, municipal and social infrastructure and socio-economic support. The Commission also presented the recently published Humanitarian Implementation Plan for Turkey which defined the humanitarian strategy under the Facility, with a total funding of 500 million euro, including contributions from Member States. This is the biggest Humanitarian Implementation Plan ever published by the Commission.
The Facility for Refugees in Turkey was elaborate in response to the European Council’s call for significant additional funding to support refugees in Turkey. The Facility provides a joint coordination mechanism for actions financed by the EU budget and national contributions made by the Member States, designed to ensure that the help given to refugees and host communities is organised in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.