Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Monthly Report: March 2021

April 2021 marked one year since launching the partnership between the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC), IFRC, the Government of Türkiye and the EU in implementing the world’s largest cash assistance programme. During this time, the team successfully worked together to adapt to a complex context under an unprecedented global pandemic, continuing to provide cash assistance to 1.8 million people in need. During the past year:

  • Two instalments of economic top-ups were provided to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19.
  • The largest single cash transfer of 362 million TRY was made, including economic and disability top-ups.
  • Reached 16 million people across Europe and Türkiye about EU’s contribution to ESSN through the #powertobe digital media campaign.
  • Adapted to a new operational context under a global pandemic, including changing our approach to engaging and responding to communities and gathering research.

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