site.btaEC, Turkiye Sign EUR 781 Mln Agreement to Extend Social Safety Net for Most Vulnerable Refugees
The European Commission and the Government of Turkiye Wednesday signed a EUR 781 million contract to extend the social safety net for the most vulnerable refugees, the EU Delegation in Turkiye told BTA.
This contract is the largest such agreement signed with Ankara, the EU delegation noted.
The contract for a social safety net for the most vulnerable refugees is an extension of the Emergency Social Safety Net, the largest humanitarian programme in EU history, which was launched in 2016.
Over the next three years, new EU funding will allow Turkiye to continue to provide for the basic needs of around two million refugees, while also benefiting the local economy.
The present contract brings the total amount of EU support for refugees in Turkey to more than EUR 10 billion since 2011.
The signing ceremony in Ankara was attended by Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, the Turkish Minister of Family and Social Services, Mahinur Ozdemir Goktas, as well as Fatma Meric Yilmaz, President of the Turkish Red Crescent.