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17 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In September, UNICEF and the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) prepared for the 2016-2017 school year, which began on 19 September – with a focus on student registration and scaled-up teacher training.

  • In western Turkey, an average of 113 refugees and migrants made the sea journey from Turkey to Greece, every day.

  • As 2016 enters its last quarter, the priority will be on fulfilling UNICEF’s commitments this year while planning the humanitarian response for 2017.

11 Oct 2016 description
report A World at School

Today is the International Day of the Girl. A day when girls, their role in the world and their amazing potential is celebrated.

But 370,000 Syrian refugee girls under 18 living in Turkey will not be celebrating today. Having fled with their families from the horror of war in their home country, they are out of school and at risk of child labour, exploitation and early forced marriage.

04 Oct 2016 description


Emergency Case Management (ECM)

IOM Turkey's Emergency Case Management (ECM) project was further expanded to assist the vulnerable population residing in three districts of Istanbul - Bagcilar, Basaksehir and Esenyurt - through a cooperation agreement with a humanitarian NGO, Support to Life (StL).

04 Oct 2016 description

Today, the Steering Committee of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels for the fourth time.

The European Commission reported on the solid progress made to date, including the signature of two direct grants in the areas of education and health worth €600 million and on contracts worth €422 million for humanitarian aid.

04 Oct 2016 description



  • An enabling policy and legislative environment guarantees access to education for refugees: The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) is responsible for ensuring that all refugee children enjoy access to schools and has taken steps to remove administrative barriers to enrolment.

  • Refugee/asylum-seeker children registered with the authorities can enrol in Turkish schools gratis.

04 Oct 2016 description
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Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement in 2016 to date In 2015, UNHCR submitted 18,260 refugees for resettlement

Refugees with specific needs identified and referred by UNHCR and partners for specialized services

Syrian refugee youths were awarded higher education language preparation scholarships.

29 Sep 2016 description
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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: projects committed/decided, contracted, disbursed – Status on 28/09/2016

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 September 2016

Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health.

16 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Educating Refugee Children in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan

(New York) – Human Rights Watch has created a dedicated webpage on access to education for Syrian refugee children, whose school year begins this month, in advance of the New York summits on the global refugee and migration crisis. In addition to the latest Human Rights Watch findings, statistics, and recommendations, the webpage contains numerous links to videos and photos for journalistic use.

08 Sep 2016 description
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Overview of projects funded by the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

The EU has signed its largest ever humanitarian programme using direct cash transfers to cover the everyday needs of the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey.

05 Sep 2016 description


Over 350,000
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR

Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement

Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance

Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling

Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection

02 Sep 2016 description

During visit to Ankara, Filippo Grandi says he will continue to advocate for more international backing, including increased funding and refugee resettlement.

By: Melissa Fleming | 1 September 2016

ANKARA, Turkey – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed his commitment to bolster UNHCR’s support for Turkey’s refugee assistance and protection system on Thursday, the final day of a two-day visit.

19 Aug 2016 description

In this March, 28 EU Member reached a consensus to make an agreement with Turkey on the refugee policy that the refugees hit the Greek illegally by sea will be repatriated to Turkey. It highlighted the problem of overburdened refugees. According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR data, Turkey currently has up to 2.73 million refugees and becomes the country receiving the most Syrian refugees. A long-term project to stabilize the life and peace of mind of the refugees has been urgent.

16 Aug 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Migrant children and refugees living precariously outside camps

Action needed to tackle child labour, encourage school attendance and improve the precarious living conditions of those outside refugee camps in Turkey

28 Jul 2016 description
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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: projects committed/decided, contracted, disbursed – Status on 28/07/2016

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 July 2016

The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the field of health, education, socio-economic support as well as humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees

01 Jul 2016 description
report A World at School

Turkish students and Syrian refugees are educated together at Istoc Primary School which was visited recently by Theirworld

Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them.

But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when the new school year starts in less than 100 days.

30 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 30 June 2016

The European Commission has today proposed to mobilise an additional €1.4 billion in support for refugees in Turkey, with a view of raising the total amount allocated under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey to €2 billion by the end of July.

22 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 22 June 2016

The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched new projects worth more than €200 million to support refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

11 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ankara, 11 June 2016 - On the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, UNICEF expressed deep concern about the numbers of Syrian children who are engaged in child labour in Turkey.

08 Jun 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Sami was nervous at first, but his voice grew steady as he described how he fled his home in Aleppo to start a new life in Gaziantep, Turkey.

“We had to leave everything behind and say goodbye to the city we love,” he said. “At first, I wasn’t sad because I did not realize that we would not be returning, and I didn’t know how hard it would be. It was difficult for me to start a new life in this city – I missed my home, I often felt alone, and it was difficult to make new friends."