Managing the Refugee Crisis: The EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey
The EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey is the answer to the EU Member States’ call for signi cant additional funding to support refugees in the country, and manages a total of €6 billion (€3 billion for 2016-2017 and €3 billion for 2018-2019). The main focus areas are humanitarian assistance, education, health, municipal infrastructure, and socioeconomic support.
The operational funds of €3 billion for the Facility for 2016-2017 have been fully committed and contracted, with 72 projects rolled out, showing tangible results. Linked to this progress, more than €2 billion has been paid out, with the remaining balance to be paid in the course of implementation of Facility projects through to mid-2021. In addition, a second tranche of €3 billion has been mobilised for 2018-2019, allowing for the continuation of the work of the Facility.Out of the operational budget of €3 billion for 2018-2019, €1.2 billion has been committed.