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E-voucher program in the camp in Turkey Market Price Monitoring (PMM), On-Site Monitoring (OSM) and Protection Reporting | Quarter 4: October – December 2021 – Turkey

Written by Meryem Ay Kesgin

STRONG POINTS

  • The total food basket cost in contracted markets peaked in December 2021 at TRY 315.

  • The annual inflation rate reached 36% in December 2021 and the purchasing power of beneficiaries deteriorated considerably, with food inflation at 44% over the period under review.

  • The sharp rise in prices puts pressure on beneficiaries to generate additional income, however job opportunities are limited, unlike in the summer season.

  • The Camp Markets continue to follow Covid-19 regulations with mandatory masks and a limited number of customers inside the markets at any one time.

  • In the contract markets, a wide range of food products were accessible and in good condition. However, there are widespread supply issues with sugar, sunflower oil and bread, which could have a long-term impact on camp beneficiaries. These are important commodities while oil and sugar are used to obtain petty cash for other needs outside the markets.

  • During the reporting period, 5 protection cases were detected and referred to the competent authorities, all related to medical needs.

  • 127,765 text messages were sent to camp beneficiaries between October and December 2021 with various content including scan feedback and Covid-19 awareness.