EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

| May 20, 2019

The European Commission has reported good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. More than 80 projects are currently up and running delivering tangible results to refugees and host communities in particular on education and health.

Out of the €6bn, some €4.2bn has been allocated, of which €3.45bn has been contracted and €2.22bn disbursed to date.

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “We continue to make good progress in the implementation and programming of the Facility. More than 80 projects to date provide vital assistance in the areas of education, health, protection and socio-economic support, and more projects are in the pipeline. We remain committed to continue our support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, addressing current needs and increasing resilience and self-reliance for the longer term.”

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides added: “The European Union is continuing to support refugees in Turkey, in line with its commitment. 1.6 million refugees are receiving humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Looking ahead to the future, we are working to make our support more sustainable. We remain committed to continue working closely with Turkey to make this possible.”

The full press release, a factsheet on the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, a factsheet on humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey and an interactive project map are available online. 

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