1. Introduction

1. Introduction

The Emergency Social Safety Net has been supporting a significant number of refugees living in Turkey since the end of 2016 and is helping them meet their basic needs. Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) has been funded by the European Union (EU) and is currently implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and Ministry of Family and Social Services. ESSN is the largest humanitarian programme in the history of the EU and it provides monthly cash assistance to beneficiary households. The Strategic Mid Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey highlights the importance of the ESSN and notes that "the Facility has contributed significantly to meeting the basic needs of 1.75 million refugees through the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN)"