In the month of May, the EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has successfully delivered cash assistance to vulnerable refugees in Turkey without major restrictions and referrals as well as other supports to communities continued amid COVID-19 pandemic. Communication with communities ramped up, including providing critical health messaging to vulnerable groups about protecting themselves and responding to COVID-19.

On 31 May the second cash transfer under the partnership between IFRC and TRC was made to 301,809 households including 7,314 households eligible through the Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation (SASF) discretionary allowance. Over and above the regular cash assistance, this month also included an additional quarterly top-up.

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

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National Societies
Europe, IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent
Europe, Turkey
Cash transfer, ESSN, Refugees
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