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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

EU Support to Refugees in Türkiye

Türkiye hosts one of the biggest refugee populations in the world, including more than 3.1 million Syrian refugees and almost 300 000 refugees and asylum seekers of other nationalities. The EU is committed to assisting Türkiye in dealing with this challenge. Since 2011 it has directed close to €10 billion to assist refugees and host communities in Türkiye.

One of the main mechanisms for managing this funding, the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, coordinates a total of €6 billion in support to refugees and host communities in the country, designed to ensure that their needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. The full operational budget of the Facility €6 billion has been allocated and contracted, and more than €5.3 billion has been disbursed. Support under the Facility focuses on humanitarian assistance, education, migration management, health, municipal infrastructure, and socio-economic support.

The EU continues to support refugees in Türkiye also beyond the Facility. It mobilised supplementary humanitarian support in 2020 and ensures the continuation of key Facility interventions under an additional allocation of €3 billion for the period of 2021-23.

Facility for Refugees in Turkey

The full operational budget of the Facility €6 billion has been committed and contracted, with more than €5.3 billion disbursed.

  - Further information on how the Facility works can be found in the Factsheet.

  - Website of the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye

  - Humanitarian assistance

  - Facility for Refugees in Turkey – List of Projects

  - EU Assistance to Refugees in Türkiye 2020-2023 – List of Projects

  - Strategic Mid-Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (2016-2019/20)

Use the mouse wheel or the +/- signs to discover the projects in the region.
*Please note that the locations marked on the map are approximate and not the exact coordinates of the projects.
*Some projects might have several locations. For ease of reference, nationwide projects are all located in Ankara.

Key Documents