The EU allocates €50 million in humanitarian aid to support refugees in Turkey. The European Commission announced this on Tuesday, June 14.
Rising costs and a lack of regular income make life difficult for refugee families. Many refugees face mounting debt and poverty due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the devaluation of the Turkish lira.
The European Union’s humanitarian assistance will target specialized services and help those in need receive legal advice and psychosocial support, but it will also help them pay for basic expenses, including rent, food and medical care.
There are currently at least 4 million refugees in Turkey, of which more than 3.7 million are Syrians.
The €50m humanitarian aid announced on Tuesday is part of the €3bn aid funding package adopted by the European Commission in June 2021 to support refugees in Turkey every year until 2024.