In the month of June, the EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has reallocated its resources to provide additional cash assistance to 1.7 million vulnerable refugees in Turkey in order to address the COVID socio-economic impacts.

IFRC and TRC teams have begun joint visits to the offices of local authorities, Halkbank branches and (I)NGOs to gather information on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of the ESSN as well as on the lives of the affected populations. IFRC and TRC also started conducting a first-ever remote focus group discussion format to adapt to the current COVID-19 context.

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

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National Societies
Europe, IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent
Europe, Turkey
COVID-19, Cash transfer, ESSN, Migration
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