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 significant additional funding to support refugees in the country, and manages a total of €6 billion, to be mobilised in two tranches. The first tranche serves to fund projects that run until mid-2021 latest (most projects will finish earlier). The second tranche serves to fund projects which run until mid-2025 latest (most projects will finish earlier). The main focus areas are humanitarian assistance, education, health, municipal infrastructure, and socio-economic support.

Both tranches combined, all operational funds have been committed, €4.7 billion contracted and €3.2 billion disbursed. The publication of the third annual report on the EU Facility for refugees in Turkey gives evidence of the results achieved so far, and how vital the Facility is in supporting refugees and host communities in Turkey.