Cash-based Intervention for Syrian Refugees in Mersin

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Project Name

Cash-based Intervention for Syrian Refugees in Mersin

Project Duration 4 (four) months (01.10.2016 – 28.02.2017)
Partner Organization  
Donor JCCP, Japan Platform
Implementation Area(s) Mersin
Project Budget  
Sector(s) Basic Needs
Objectives of Project

To meet basic needs of vulnerable Syrian refugees in Mersin and improve their living environment by distributing E-cards which enable them to choose and purchase minimum food and daily sanitary items.

In Mersin, a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, there are over 138,000 Syrian refugees who has been officially registered according to GDMM and it is said that the number including unregistered people is more than 300,000. The refugees have financially and socially faced a lot of difficulties in living their life in such a huge city, and in particular vulnerable refugees have limited access to their basic needs such as minimum food and daily items.

To strengthen self-reliance and coping mechanisms of the most vulnerable urban refugees living in Mersin, JCCP has decided to distribute E-cards which enable them to select and purchase minimum food and daily items to 700 most vulnerable Syrian households conducting regular monitoring and specific monitoring focusing on gender.

Beneficiaries reached

700 Syrian refugee households

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