KIZILAYKART is a platform where humanitarian, private, and public sectors come together to provide regular cash support through banking infrastructure to the vulnerable people that meet the specified criteria.

KIZILAYKART was initially established in 2011 to assist Turkish citizens. Due to the internal conflict in Syria in March 2011, emergency food assistance was provided to the Syrians who have been forced to leave their country. To provide the basic needs of vulnerable groups, the In Camp Food Assistance Programme was implemented within the scope of the KIZILAYKART project which became a platform that is hosting nine different programmes/projects as of 2019. Three of these projects have been completed and the remaining six of them are ongoing.

Different programmes can be applied and separate wallets can be defined within the scope of KIZILAYKART according to different conditions and payment regulations to strengthen the needy groups and bring social cohesion. With the expertise of Türk Kızılay in information management and operational capability, various programmes for different target groups in different categories can be implemented with different donors and stakeholders under the roof of KIZILAYKART. Within the current structure of the KIZILAYKART Platform; basic needs, education, and livelihood-based humanitarian programmes are being implemented.

Programme Stakeholders

KIZILAYKART Programme Offices and Service Centers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • KIZILAYKART is a cash-based humanitarian platform operating in the organization of the Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay). Humanitarian assistance programmes with different themes can be implemented through KIZILAYKART Platform with the participation of different partners and donors. Periodic payments are made on the beneficiary payment lists of the programmes defined in KIZILAYKART.

  • KIZILAYKART is a cash based humanitarian platform. Payments are made to beneficiaries of the programmes implemented within the scope of KIZILAYKART through the KIZILAYKART debit card through Halkbank's banking infrastructure.

  • KIZILAYKART is a humanitarian assistance platform operating within the Türk Kızılay. KIZILAYKART is a platform where Türk Kızılay's knowledge and operational experience is transferred, develops humanitarian programmes in cooperation with other programmes of Türk Kızılay, different NGOs, United Nations agencies and International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies. Humanitarian programmes defined in the KIZILAYKART platform can be implemented within the framework of particular partnerships and role distributions

  • Different programmes within the scope of KIZILAYKART are carried out with different partners. The theme of the programmes, the target audience and the type of assistance to be provided; are the determinants of which institution/organization the programme stakeholder will be. KIZILAYKART projects/programmes where Türk Kızılay is the main stakeholder is being implemented with IFRC, WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, IOM, Community Centers, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, Ministry of National Education, Directorate General of Population and Citizenship Affairs, Directorate General of Migration Management.

  • People who are wishing to benefit from KIZILAYKART programmes must meet particular criteria. The person wishing to be a program beneficiary can apply to the application center / institution specified by evaluating the programme criteria he / she wants to benefit from.

  • The beneficiaries of KIZILAYKART projects and programmes do not have any obligation to KIZILAYKART. However, those concerned must continue to meet the programme criteria so that they can remain in the program they benefit from. Otherwise, they may not benefit from the programmes and the rights offered by the KIZILAYKART.

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