EU to transfer 663 million euro to Turkey as humanitarian aid for refugees

Amman, The European Union has decided to provide 663 million euro in humanitarian aid to continue projects implemented for Turkey’s Syrian refugees, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Turkey and EU in 2016 agreed on a deal that aimed to cut the influx of Syrian refugees arriving into Greece. According to the deal, the EU promised the allocation of 6 billion euro in aid to Turkey to be provided in two instalments, which would be used for projects to help migrants.

The 663 million euro to be transferred to Turkey in line with this deal will ensure the continuity of the EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net, the EU Commission said.

Source: Jordan News Agency