The continued armed conflict in Syria has resulted in refugees spilling over it borders into neighbouring Turkey. Other regional conflicts have caused even more refugees and asylum seekers to seek refuge in Turkey. In 2015, the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Turkey is expected to reach close to 1.9 million, 1.7 million of whom come from Syria. This necessitates tremendous resources not only in terms of infrastructure, but human services as well.
Since Syrian refugees began coming over Turkey's borders in large numbers, the Turkish Red Crescent has been involved in mitigating the conflict's effects. Currently, long-term support and adaptation among the displaced and host communities are the focus, and help is given in terms of shelter and settlements, emergency relief, community services and outreach, and education support. The Turkish Red Crescent’s capacities are also built and operational support is given to further aid the delivery of services.
This project assists Syrian refugees in camps.
Netherlands - The Netherlands Red Cross - Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba
Disaster Management Phase