In July, the largest single cash-based transfer of 370,441,220 TRY was delivered to 1,752,616 individuals (308,095 households) living under international and temporary protection in Turkey as part of the EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN). The transfer included the second instalment of the economic top-up of 500 TRY per household (total 154,047,500 TRY), which aimed to help ESSN recipients cope with the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Outreach and Referral teams are carrying out field activities following the normalization process through visits and advocacy with local authorities to better understand the working modalities under this new process.

ESSN recipient cross-checks are regularly conducted to avoid duplication of assistance and enhance coordination among humanitarian actors.

Remote FGDs continue to better understand the impact of COVID-19 and the normalization process on the lives of the people ESSN serves. A total of 14 FGDs were conducted with female and male participants in Ankara, Gaziantep, and Istanbul. The participants included ESSN recipients and non-recipients.

Download: Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Monthly Report: July 2020

Publication date: 12/08/2020

Document status: Final

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National Societies
IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent
Cash transfer, ESSN
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