#EUFacilityForTurkeyRefugees – Third annual report shows continued vital and tangible support for refugees and their host communities

| April 15, 2019

The third annual report on the implementation of the facility shows solid results on EU support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, including: monthly transfer to 1.5 million refugees for their basic needs, 5 million primary health care consultations, access to school for 470,000 children.

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “The third annual report shows solid results in the implementation of the EU assistance. The EU has fully honoured its commitment to mobilize €6 billion and is working to support and to empower refugees in need. At the same time, we are working to support host communities and Turkish institutions to ensure the sustainability of this assistance beyond the lifespan of the facility.”

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The facility’s third annual report clearly demonstrates the EU’s concrete results in supporting vulnerable refugees in Turkey. EU humanitarian aid helps more than 1.5 million refugees to meet their basic needs and live in dignity. I am proud of our joint achievements and we remain committed to support those in need.”

The implementation of the facility further accelerated in 2018 and its €6 billion budget has now been fully mobilized. Since the facility’s launch in March 2016, 84 projects in the areas of humanitarian assistance, education, health care 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. More than €2bn has already been disbursed to date.

The full press release, the report and a factsheet on the facility are available online.

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