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Helping refugee children in Türkiye go to school: Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE)

The war in Syria, now in its 10th year, has forced millions to flee for safety and leave their homes and belongings behind. Neighbouring Türkiye currently hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, over 1.6 million of them children.

Thanks to EU humanitarian funding, UNICEF is providing cash transfers to the families of over 695,000 refugee children in Türkiye who regularly attend school.

The aim of the CCTE programme is to encourage school enrolment and improve pupils' attendance to support them on their path to a brighter future. Families receive financial support when their children regularly come to school. When children stop attending classes, case workers reach out to their families to find out why, help them find solutions to keep their children in school, and refer them to other services and support they need.

The CCTE is implemented through a partnership between the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social services, the Ministry of National Education, the Turkish Red Crescent, and UNICEF with financial support from the European Union, Norway, and the United States of America.

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Publication date: 27/08/2021

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