The Syrian Crisis has expelled millions of people from their homes, injured thousands, and devastated generations. Approximately six million Syrians refugees have fled the war to neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. Turkey is hosting the largest number with nearly four million refugees and asylum seekers registered in the country, with many more still undocumented.
Initially, Syrians settled in the provinces bordering Syria, with many living in temporary camps set up by AFAD (the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency). Over 3.6 million Syrians are registered under temporary protection, which allows them to access health and education services, and sometimes monetary aid distributed by the Turkish Red Crescent. However, most are unable to attain work-permits that would allow them to work legally in Turkey. As their stay in Turkey has continued, many Syrians have migrated to cities seeking jobs and living in low-income areas where rent is low.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) met Raghda and her family in Sultangazi-Istanbul.
Please find our newsletter to read all the story of Raghda, a Syrian refugee living in Turkey: creating-a-family-inside-of-a-war-migration-and-cohesion-triangle-ddd-newsletter-december-2020.pdf