The COVID-19 pandemic, which officially entered our agenda with the detection of the first case in Turkey in March, increased the risks faced by those affected by the disaster while affecting everyone’s lives. With our COVID-19 Response Plan, we have renewed ourselves with digital solutions and tools that will enable us to continue all our activities remotely while ensuring that urgent needs are met.
CHILD PROTECTION IN SEASONAL AGRICULTURE
Refugee Mobility at the Turkey-Greece Border: On January 28, in Edirne, Pazarkule, to which 13 thousand refugees moved, we carried out our humanitarian operations in coordination with the actors in the region to respond to urgent needs. In addition to providing 15,360 units of baby food, 20,000 ready canned foods and 15,100 raincoats in the region, we provided transportation support to 161 families who wanted to return from Edirne to the cities where they lived and accommodation support to 19 families. We also provided hygiene packages to 520 families who settled in temporary accommodation centers.
Covid-19 Pandemic – Cash Support: Support to Life provided one-time cash support of TL 1000 to individuals affected by the pandemic who belonged to the most vulnerable groups. Of our 2066 beneficiaries living in Istanbul, Mersin, Şanlıurfa, Mardin and Batman provinces, 1530 were women and 1851 were refugees. In addition, we provided TL 1,000 in cash support to 325 female household heads at risk of gender-based violence in Adana and Hatay to mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic. We expect to continue this support in the coming months.