WFP Turkey Country Brief, February 2022 – Turkey

In numbers

46,626 beneficiaries assisted in February 2022 (estimated)

$892,023 distributed in the form of vouchers

$28,278 distributed through professional and on-the-job training (estimated)

Net financing requirements of USD 10.9 million over six months (March 2022 – August 2022)

Operational updates

• 43,181 refugees living in six camps in southeastern Turkey received increased monthly assistance of 150 TRY (11 USD) per person for the second consecutive month. This assistance was provided with an amount of 650 TRY (47 USD) per household, the first installment of a top-up that will be transferred in two equal installments to help refugees better meet their needs in a context of high inflation. The second installment is scheduled for March 2022.

• Implementation of the Socio-Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (SES) program continued uninterrupted. In February, 734 participants, more than half of them women, received vocational or applied training in 14 provinces (Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kocaeli Konya, Mardin, Mersin and Sanliurfa) across Turkey. At the same time, WFP continues to seek new partnership opportunities to diversify applied training opportunities for SES graduates and expand the geographical reach of the program.

• Negotiations for the scaling up of the Network Fresh (As Ortagim in Turkish) project implemented between July and December 2021 are ongoing. This multi-stakeholder project was initiated with the aim of contributing to national efforts to reduce food loss and waste, specifically aimed at ensuring vulnerable populations’ access to affordable and varied food while stimulating the local economy.

• The final report highlighting the results of the Network Fresh project has also been published.
Evaluations showed that with the support of its partners, the Municipality of Sisli and Fazla Gida, WFP managed to reach 55 households – 250 beneficiaries – with 18,893 meals by December 2021, exceeding the final target of 7 800 meals fixed at the beginning of the project. While meals were regularly donated by 20 companies, the Municipality selected additional beneficiaries following the increase in the number of meals donated. Donation points were identified through an app developed by Fazla Gida that digitized the entire process – from donation to distribution.

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