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ECHO Factsheet – Turkey Refugee Crisis – January 2017


Key messages

· The number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3 million people, making Turkey the host country with the largest refugee population in the world.

· About 90% of Syrian refugees in Turkey remain outside of camp settings with limited access to basic services. The European Commission is providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable refugees, particularly to those living outside of camps.

· The European Union and its Members States are funding the “Facility for Refugees in Turkey" which provides €3 billion to address needs of refugees and host communities with humanitarian and development assistance in 2016 and 2017.

· The European Commission in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent and Turkish government institutions is rolling out the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), a single card social assistance scheme that will allow up to 1 million refugees cover their basic daily needs. With an initial budget of €348 million, this represents the biggest humanitarian project in the history of the European Commission.