Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Turkey’s safety net for refugees: The largest humanitarian cash assistance program in the world

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. In particular, the ESSN’s goal was to reach the poorest 40 percent of the 4 million refugees and provide them with cash transfers to support their capacity to meet basic needs. Read More