refugees camp Nr. 5 in Suruc

Syria / Turkey

12 current projects
8.47 m. € funding in 2016
301,280 people reached in 2016

Up to the civil war, Syria boasts an illustrious history. It was a middle-income country with a growing and wealthy middle class. Numerous world heritage sites attested to a magnificent past. This changed with the 2011 outbreak of the civil war, which has already claimed 400,000 lives. Approximately five million Syrians have fled abroad, and 6.5 million are refugees within their own country. Welthungerhilfe is coordinating its activities in Syria through its office in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Selected projects

Emergency support for civil-war refugees

How Welthungerhilfe supports refugees in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

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News from Syria/Turkey

Rank in Global Hunger Index
GHI value 2017 for Syria / Turkey
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

More about Global Hunger Index
18.43 million population (2017)
na child mortality (2017)
na of the population is undernourished.

Publikationen & Material zu Syria/Turkey

2017 position paper alliance2015 for syria en
Alliance2015 for Syria

March 2016 marks six years of conflict in Syria. It has resulted in the largest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time. Together with our...

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Field Manual: E-Voucher Programs in Turkey

In order for Syrian refugees to live a self-determined life, Welthungerhilfe is handing out cash cards instead of food or other aid items. The...

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