European meeting on the advancement for the Facility for refugees in Turkey

January 13, 2017

Hat: European meeting on the advancement for the Facility for refugees in Turkey

Funding Scheme: 2017-01-13

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

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The Facility for Refugees in Turkey was set up in response to the European Council’s call for significant additional funding to support refugees in Turkey.

The Facility has a budget of 3 billion euro for 2016-2017.

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The European Commission reported to the Facility Steering Committee on the progress achieved on the disbursement of support to refugees, which has accelerated during the past months. Of the overall 3 billion euro, half has been contracted in less than ten months. Contracts have been signed for 37 projects worth 1.45 billion euro, out of which 748 million euro has been disbursed.

The participants welcomed the solid progress made to date, including the signature of long-term assistance contracts worth a total of 200 million euro for construction and equiping of school buildings for refugee children and their host communities in Turkey.

Regarding humanitarian assistance, the roll-out of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) is underway, with ongoing distribution of debit cards to the most vulnerable refugees. Additional humanitarian projects continue to be implemented in the field of health, protection and education.

Url description: Press room - European commission

Url: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-41_en.htm