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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."

03 Jun 2016 description
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Technical Annex

The full implementation of this HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

AMOUNT: EUR 505,650,000

06 May 2016 description
report Guardian

Patrick Kingsley in south-east Turkey

Vast numbers of young Syrians in Turkey and beyond are having to work instead of going to school

Hamza sits at a sewing machine in a gloomy warehouse in southern Turkey, where he works 12 hours a day, six days a week. The Syrian can perform most of the roles on the assembly line: he knows how to mould leather into the shape of a shoe, or attach its sole with glue. Today Hamza threads its different parts together with the machine, and his boss looks on approvingly.

20 Apr 2016 description

The European Commission has announced new funding worth €50 million to support humanitarian projects addressing the immediate needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The announcement confirms the Commission's commitment to accelerate the implementation of the 'Facility for Refugees in Turkey'.

04 Apr 2016 description

ANKARA, Turkey, April 4 (UNHCR) – Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara.

A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded DAFI scholarship.

23 Mar 2016 description
report Kimse Yok Mu


The Syrian civil, which started in 2011, has been going on for over the last three years continues with increasing intensity. Before the civil war, Syria had a population of over 20 million, now half of them require some form of humanitarian assistance. In this time period, 6.5 million Syrians are internally displaced and 3 million of them applied for refugee status in neighboring countries.

15 Mar 2016 description
report People in Need

Aleppo, Idlib (March 10th, 2016) – On March 15th, the war in Syria enters its sixth year. This conflict has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, impacting enormously on the lives of all Syrian people and particularly those of the children. An entire generation of Syrian children has seen only war in their lives. Most of them have been deprived of a proper education. Since the start of the conflict more than 4,000 schools, one in four in the country, have had to close as a direct result of the violence.

07 Mar 2016 description
The Syria Crisis was highlighted by students and higher education experts meeting to discuss the recognition of higher education qualifications for refugees.

Refugees and displaced persons face special challenges in respect of access to education, one of which is the assessment and recognition of qualifications and access where documentation is missing or incomplete.