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East Europe & Central Asia
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TR
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TUR
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Asia
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Republic of Turkey

The number of women benefiting from the government's social and economic support service has so far reached 400,000, while TL 40 million has been allocated to 22 million women within the scope of the half-day work allowance. Women will continue to benefit from this service, launched to ensure women's participation in both family and business life. Under the Women's Empowerment Strategy Document and Action Plan, the government is working on five main axes, namely education, health, economy, participation in decision-making mechanisms and media. 

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ndonesia and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding Monday in Jakarta to cooperate in social rehabilitation, social security, disaster management and welfare programs. The ministers also agreed to send their senior officials to study welfare programs in both countries. 

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This paper summarises findings from an initial scoping study, which seeks to review how child protection outcomes are captured when monitoring multi-purpose humanitarian cash programmes. The study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approaches to integrating child protection concerns into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks. It was conducted for the Alliance for Child Protection’s, Cash Transfer and Child Protection Task Force.

 

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Turkey has achieved progress in eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups, a senior official said on July 15. Speaking at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UNheadquarters, Naci Ağbal, the head of Turkey's Strategy and Budget Directorate, said "fundamental steps" helped Turkey make that progress.

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BLOG: Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria. In the face of the challenge, Turkey and its partners created the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program to provide cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugees. The program is funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, the World Food Programme, and Turkish Red Crescent.

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Vulnerability and Protection of Refugees in Turkey: Findings from the Rollout of the Largest Humanitarian Cash Assistance Program in the World assesses the targeting performance and benefit level design of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program for refugees in Turkey. It also provides a comprehensive look at the vulnerability of ESSN eligible households using a multidimensional lens, drawing from novel representative data.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: July 12

Alper Küçük and Nils Grede provide insight into the use of the EU’s Facility for Refugees in Turkey, which enables much-needed cash transfers to one and a half million vulnerable refugees living in host communities in Turkey. One of the key commitments was to empower national and local humanitarian action by reinforcing local systems and investing in local capacities; an ambitious commitment which implied changing the established way of working, shifting the balance of power from international organisations towards national actors.

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This factsheet from the Turkey CO is concerning the ESSN cash safety net programme, European Union-funded multi-purpose cash transfer scheme providing monthly assistance through debit cards to the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey.
 

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Turkey continues to be the country hosting the greatest number of refugees in the world, almost four million people. Of these, 3.6 million are Syrian while the rest are from other countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. By March 2019, around 140,000 of the most vulnerable refugees, mostly Syrians, are housed by the Government of Turkey in camps across the southeast region. WFP partners with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) to provide them with e-voucher assistance in camps.

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