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Turkey: Refugees

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL7891, tabled on 25 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose that the three billion euros offered to Turkey from the EU be transferred to the UNHCR World Food Programme for work in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan for refugees and displaced people, in particular for continuing child and adult education.

Answered on

10 May 2016

The purpose of the EU-Turkey Refugee Facility is to provide support to refugees and host communities in Turkey. We expect that the Facility will provide immediate humanitarian support, as well as help meet longer-term development needs, such as education.

The first projects funded through the Facility are starting to be implemented, for example through the World Food Programme and UNICEF.