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refugees camp Nr. 5 in Suruc

Syria / Turkey

19 current projects
14.37 m. € funding in 2019
1,255,000 people reached in 2020

Syria's recent past is marked by oppression, violence and destruction. Since 1963, the country has been ruled autocratically. Demonstrations against the government in 2011 developed into a civil war, which continues to this day and has resulted in several hundred thousand deaths. Over 5.6 million have fled abroad, most of them to neighbouring countries. About 6.7 million Syrians are displaced in their own country. Welthungerhilfe and its partners support people in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon. This work is coordinated by the office in Gaziantep, Turkey.

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Selected projects

New start for refugees in Istanbul

532,000 people from Syria live in Istanbul. One of them is Fatima. After a long journey, she has been working in a café for 8 months.

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Hope for Home

In Syria, millions of refugees are persevering in inhumane refugee camps. Food and housing containers alleviate the most urgent need.

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In good spirits thanks to Trozi and Etteh

"The project has had a big psychological effect on me." Syrian refugees share how working in the field makes life in the camp easier.

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More projects in Syria / Turkey

Social Support for Refugees and Host Communities

Turkey | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,637,222
Institutional donors: BMZ

Emergency Aid Through Bakeries

Syria | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 21,026,300
Institutional donors: AA

Raising Incomes and Building Trust

Turkey | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,100,001
Institutional donors: GIZ

Making Health, Education, and the Job Market Accessible to Refugees Too

Turkey | 2022 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,300,000
Institutional donors: ECHO

Social Services for Refugees

Turkey | 2021 – 2022 | Budget: € 5,565,000
Institutional donors: AA

Becoming a Businesswoman in the Middle of a Refugee Camp

Syria | 2021 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,123,812
Institutional donors: OCHA

News from Syria/Türkiye

Publications about Syria/Türkiye

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Best of Magazine 2021

The "Best of"-magazine 2021 with selected articles from the four issues of the past year.

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Fact Sheet Syria, Turkey, Lebanon

Millions of people in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon have been affected by the war in Syria and by the effects of the so-called Islamic State’s (IS) rule....

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Syria: Humanitarian Access Dilemmas
Syria: Humanitarian Access Dilemmas

Policy Brief by Dr. Esther Meininghaus (BICC) and Michael Kühn (Welthungerhilfe) on the situation in the governorate of Idlib (Syria).

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