Strengthening the operational capacities of the Turkish Coast Guard in Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

Title of the action

Strengthening the operational capacities of the Turkish Coast Guard in Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

Priority sector

Migration management

Implementing partner 

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

EU Contribution (EUR) 

20,000,000.00 EUR - 100 % of total cost. Contracted under FRIT- IcSP funding

Main objectives

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Government of Turkey in addressing the migration and refugee crisis through supporting search and rescue operations at sea, in order to save lives and further strengthen the protection of refugees and migrants in Turkey's waters. The three specific objectives are: 1. Provide the Turkish Coast Guard (TCG) with advanced technical equipment and related training to effectively conduct search and rescue operations at sea. 2. Enhance the capacities of the TCG in the field of humanitarian border management to further enable the TCG to respond to migration flows, while safeguarding the human rights of migrants. 3. Uphold the well-being and prevent burnout of the TCG search and rescue personnel by providing them with professional psychosocial support.

Location

Turkey