EU support for refugees in Turkey remains vital

EU support to refugees and host communities in Turkey remains tangible and vital, according to the third annual report on the implementation of the EU Facility. The results include: monthly transfer to 1.5 million refugees for their basic needs, five million primary health care consultations, access to school for 470,000 children.

“The EU has fully honoured its commitment to mobilise €6bn and is working to support and to empower refugees in need,” Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn (pictured), said.

The implementation of the Facility further accelerated in 2018 and its €6bn budget has now been fully mobilised, EC Press service said. Since the Facility's launch in March 2016, 84 projects in the areas of humanitarian assistance, education, healthcare and socio-economic support were contracted and are delivering tangible results on the ground and improving the lives of refugees and host communities in Turkey. Over €2bn have already been disbursed to date. The EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey was set up in 2015.

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