EU Provides 325 Mn Euro Boost For Refugees In Turkey
Faizan Hashmi Published December 02, 2021 | 05:20 PM
Ankara, Dec 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) :The European Union said on Thursday it was injecting 325 million Euros for refugees in Turkey, part of a huge funding plan for the country, which hosts the world's largest refugee population.
"This support is a critical lifeline for thousands of families, many of whom have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic," Janez Lenarcic, EU commissioner for crisis management, told a news conference in Ankara.
"This cash assistance enables them to decide for themselves what they need most urgently, whilst contributing to the Turkish economy." A new study carried out by the Turkish Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has revealed that debt levels among refugees in Turkey have more than doubled since the Covid-19 pandemic, with just under half of those surveyed not having acceptable levels of food intake.
Turkish officials had repeatedly said the amount was not enough to tackle the number of refugees it hosts.