WFP Türkiye Country Brief, May 2024 – Türkiye


In Numbers

35,945 people received cash assistance in May 2024 (estimated).

USD 0.31 million distributed through in-camp value vouchers and USD 0.15 million through livelihoods cash assistance (estimated)

USD 7.7 m six-month net funding requirements (June – November 2024)

Operational Updates

• In May, under the In-camp E-voucher Programme, WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) assisted 33,801 beneficiaries in six refugee camps with an e-voucher of Turkish lira (TRY) 300 (USD 9) per person per month.

o WFP and the Governorate of Antakya in Hatay are planning to provide multi-purpose cash assistance to Hilalkent camp established after last years’ earthquake, housing around 8,000 Syrian refugees. The transfer value of the assistance will be TRY 700 (USD 21) in line with the Social Safety Net (SSN) Programme transfer value. The SSN programme is currently led by the Government of Türkiye to assist refugees living in urban areas to meet their basic needs.

• WFP’s Earthquake Recovery Programme currently consists of six projects, five of which are implemented by NGO partners, and one is implemented by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In May, all five NGO partners initiated their beneficiary identification and enrolment processes.

o In line with the scale-up plan of the programme, WFP has been working with both the Ipekyolu Development Agency in Adiyaman, and the Firat Development Agency in Malatya on project concept notes.

• Following detailed field visits and focus group discussions, the concept note for the Ipekyolu Development Agency, to provide cold chain support for dairy farmers in Adiyaman, has been completed. The agreement is expected to be signed in June following endorsement of the partnership framework by both the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and WFP.

• Similarly, significant steps were made in the development of a project concept note to support affected wheat value chain actors in Malatya in May. The note is set to be finalized in June. Kahramanmaras. WFP’s partners for the SES Programme are the Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR), Support to Life (STL), UGDD and chambers of commerce and industry in the targeted provinces.

• The programme team visited programme locations in Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Malatya, Adiyaman and Kahramanmaras to monitor ISKUR service centres, training centres and discuss with cooperating partners, employers and participants in order to ensure that activities are being implemented in line with the planned calendar.

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