Turkey

Why are we in Turkey? As the situation in Syria deteriorated significantly during 2013 and a high volume of Syrians sought refuge in Turkey, we conducted an assessment of the growing humanitarian needs and commenced our activities in May 2013.

*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Turkey. Find out more about our response here.

Over 3.7 million Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey

There are over 3.7 million Syrians living in Turkey who are provided with temporary protection by the Government of Turkey. A small percentage of Syrians (1.2%) are living in government-run camps, with the remainder living in urban and rural areas across the country. 

The protracted nature of the Syrian crisis has given rise to a need to find longer-term solutions for Syrians in Turkey and host populations. In doing so, we are increasingly working with local and national level government authorities to provide assistance to Syrian refugees and the host population through education, livelihoods and protection activities. 

Latest achievements

One

Programmes impact

In 2021, over 32,000 people benefited directly and over 122,000 people benefited indirectly from Concern’s programmes, engaging in livelihoods, education and protection activities.

Two

Protection

Three

Education & Livelihoods

Zilan and her friends learn by playing together at one of the community Centres in Sanliurfa province. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Zilan and her friends learn by playing together at one of the community Centres in Sanliurfa province. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Eslem, together with her colleague, supports children's well-being and education with activities in Şanlıurfa province. Photo: European Union 2021.
Eslem, together with her colleague, supports children's well-being and education with activities in Şanlıurfa province. Photo: European Union 2021.
Concern Turkey team provides information about their activities in Sanlıurfa province. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Concern Turkey team provides information about their activities in Sanlıurfa province. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Habib receives his laptop, which will make it easier for him to follow his lessons during the pandemic period. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Habib receives his laptop, which will make it easier for him to follow his lessons during the pandemic period. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Revza writes her fairer world wishes at the community centre on World Peace Day. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Revza writes her fairer world wishes at the community centre on World Peace Day. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Semir stands in front of the haberdashery shop he founded with the small business support he received from Concern. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Semir stands in front of the haberdashery shop he founded with the small business support he received from Concern. Photo: Concern Worldwide

How we're helping Turkey

We are delivering long-term education, livelihood, and protection solutions to support Syrian refugees in Turkey and the communities who are hosting them.

Education
Livelihoods
Protection
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