Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - MERGE - Migration and the Middle East


Data Brief: The EU-Turkey Deal as a successful Blueprint?

In the wake of the escalating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the 2016 EU-Turkey Deal is again being discussed as a possible blueprint for the European management of humanitarian displacement. This brief seeks to provide context to this discussion by shedding light on the group most affected by the existing agreement between Turkey and the EU – Syrian refugees in Turkey, using new data on the wellbeing of Syrian refugees in Turkey gathered by the TRANSMIT project. Focusing on the four key dimensions of employment, livelihood, education and healthcare access it provides evidence that five years later, the EU-Turkey deal is far from the universal success some want to perceive.