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.

Over 3 million Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey

There are over 3.6 million Syrians living in Turkey who are provided with temporary protection by the Government of Turkey. A small percentage of Syrians 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.

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Programmes impact

In 2018, over 23,000 people benefited directly and over 28,000 people benefited indirectly from Concern’s programmes, engaging in livelihoods, education and protection activities.

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Livelihoods

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Education

Malak, 6, learns how to read and write in Turkish as well as Arabic at one of Concern’s Education Support Centres in Sanliurfa Province. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Malak, 6, learns how to read and write in Turkish as well as Arabic at one of Concern’s Education Support Centres in Sanliurfa Province. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Osama, 12, strengthens his Turkish language skills at a Concern Education Support Centre in Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Osama, 12, strengthens his Turkish language skills at a Concern Education Support Centre in Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Leen, 6, poses for a photo during a break at an Education Support Centre in Malatya. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Leen, 6, poses for a photo during a break at an Education Support Centre in Malatya. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
A group of children play outside an Education Support Centre in Adiyaman, Turkey, before heading in for Turkish class. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
A group of children play outside an Education Support Centre in Adiyaman, Turkey, before heading in for Turkish class. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Hadice works with Rania, 10, to strengthen her Turkish skills in an Education Support Centre run by Concern’s local partner in Malatya Province. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Hadice works with Rania, 10, to strengthen her Turkish skills in an Education Support Centre run by Concern’s local partner in Malatya Province. 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.

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