EU says 6 bln euro fully mobilised for refugees in Turkey

BRUSSELS, The European Union (EU) announced Tuesday that it has fully mobilised the 6 billion euro (USD 6.6 billion) budget of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

Out of the total Facility budget of 6 billion euro, 4.3 billion euro (USD 4.3 billion) has now been contracted and 2.7 billion euro (USD 2.9 billion) disbursed, said the EU in a statement.

Janez Lenarcic, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, commented that supporting refugees in Turkey is a priority for the EU.

“Thanks to EU’s support, more than 1.7 million vulnerable refugees cover their basic needs, such as rent and medicine, and more than half a million refugee children go to school. EU continues to deliver on its promise to refugees and Turkey,” he added.

The Facility for Refugees in Turkey is a key component of the EU-Turkey agreement of March 2016 and provides assistance to refugees and host communities in the areas of basic needs, education, health, etc. in Turkey.

Source: Kuwait News Agency