Spain has committed to contribute 76,224,686 euros corresponding to the second tranche of the financing of the Refugees Mechanism in Turkey, created by the European Commission at the end of 2015.
In accordance with the contribution of Spain for the second tranche, approved yesterday by the Council of Ministers, and in application of the breakdown of contributions between Member States updated by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) in July 2018, the amount will be distributed in 17,211,534 euros in 2019, 22,368,134 in 2020, 13,278,340 in 2021, 13,076,346 in 2022 and 10,290,332 euros in 2023.
The Refugees Mechanism in Turkey was created by the European Commission on November 24, 2015 with the objective, according to the Government, of “unequivocally demonstrating the European Union’s commitment to help refugees in Turkey, coordinate and rationalize financial actions and get efficient and complementary support for Syrian citizens under temporary protection and host communities in Turkey”.
The Mechanism foresees the sending of humanitarian and non-humanitarian aid to assist Turkey in its efforts to welcome refugees and is mainly focused on addressing immediate needs through the delivery of food, infrastructure and the provision of health and education services.
Details of how to finance the first tranche of three billion euros of the Mechanism for the 2016-2017 period were finalized at COREPER in February 2016. One billion euros went to the Community Budget and the remaining two billion to the Member States. In the case of Spain -whose participation was approved by the Council of Ministers in June 2016-, the total contribution in this first tranche was 152,821,992.74 euros.