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Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Monthly Report: July 2022


Thanks to European Union funding and a partnership between the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRC), over 1.4 million refugees living in Türkiye have been receiving humanitarian support through monthly cash assistance.


Post Distribution Monitoring Report - 14 The 14th round of Post Distribution Monitoring report (PDM-14) has been finalized and published. Findings of the cross-sectional survey conducted for this study show that ESSN applicants' financial struggle continues in parallel with the economic downturn that has been ongoing since the onset of the pandemic. Compared to PDM-13 report, it is seen that household expenditure escalated even further, as did household income; however, this increase did not translate into improved well-being for ESSN recipient and non-recipient households, especially in terms of food consumption. In addition, ESSN recipient households’ median debt increased. To view the report and the findings related to food security, debt, income and expenditure levels of ESSN applicants, please click here.

Targeting criteria adjustment

As part of the ongoing endeavours to further minimize inclusion/exclusion error under programme targeting, the demographic criteria has been changed so that the ESSN can address vulnerabilities depending less on the demographic profile of households. To do so, the three demographic criteria that had been in effect until July 2022 were merged under one single criteria: "gender-adjusted dependency ratio".
Kindly refer to page four for more details about this criteria adjustment.