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Cash in Türkiye

Learning from the Turkish Red Crescent’s comprehensive humanitarian cash programmes in Türkiye

The Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay) has been at the forefront of large-scale humanitarian cash programming for the last decade. Its sector-leading Kızılaykart Platform enables simultaneous implementation of multiple cash assistance programmes, through the ‘Kızılaykart’ (debit card). 

Find further information and resources on the Kızılaykart cash-based assistance programmes here: (EN) (TR)  

Through EU funding, the Turkish Red Crescent and the IFRC are implementing the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) – the largest humanitarian cash programme in the world. Via the ESSN, more than 1.5 million refugees living in Türkiye receive regular monthly cash assistance, enabling people to decide for themselves how to cover essential needs such as food, rent, medicine, transport and other bills. 

Kahramanmaraş Earthquake response: Find the latest resources

16 March 2023

Minimum Expenditure Basket Methodology and Analysis for Türkiye Earthquake Emergency

This report, compiled by Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)…

2 March 2023

Kahramanmaraş Earthquake: Rapid Market Assessment

This rapid assessment aims understand the current market conditions after the February 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake, identifies the most…

20 February 2023

Shaken to the Core: Assessing the impact of the earthquake on ESSN and C-ESSN recipients

This report provides an overview of the impact of the February 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake on ESSN and C-ESSN…

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