The new allocation increases the total EU contribution to the Emergency programme of the social protection system to 1,125 billion euros.
The European Commission has allocated 127 million euros to support Syrian refugees through the humanitarian program of the EU in Turkey. About it reports a press-service of the European Commission on Tuesday, August 6, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to korrespondent.net.
Funds will be allocated to the program of the Emergency social safety nets (ESSN), through the EU Fund for refugees in Turkey. The new allocation increases the total EU contribution to the programme up to 1,125 billion euros.
“The EU fulfills its obligations to Turkey and to the most vulnerable refugees. Our new funding will cover more than 1.6 million refugees, helping them to live with dignity in Turkey”, – said the Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management Christos Stylianides.
He noted that the program “gave many families a chance to build a secure future after they escaped from the war in Syria.”
The ESSN program provides refugees with monthly financial assistance through a special debit card that can be used only on the territory of Turkey. Its use is strictly controlled. The program helps refugees to integrate into local economy and society because they pay their basic needs such as food and rent.
It is also noted that the EU in 2015-2016 promised to provide Turkey with 6 billion euros for the maintenance of illegal migrants who went to Europe. Of these funds, to date, allocated 5.6 billion euros.
We will remind, in may for a week, more than 150 thousand people have fled the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Aleppo to escape the fighting.