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11 Jan 2019 description

By Helena Loh, IFRC

“E.T. phone home?” “E.T. phone home.” “And they’ll come?” “Come? Home. Home.” Hearing these words while watching the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1994, six-year-old Yasmina Peker cried so hard that her mother had to tell her the happy ending to stop her tears.

Today, Yasmina is Team Leader of Turkish Red Crescent Society’s Restoring Family Links (RFL) community-based migration programme. She smiles as she remembers the movie, “I remember how E.T. wanted to go home, but couldn’t, and it really affected me,” she said.

28 Dec 2018 description

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians (3,607,563 individuals) who are granted temporary protection (TP) status. In November, more than 17,000 irregular border crossings on entry and exit from the country were recorded, 18 per cent decrease compared to 20,865 registered in October 2018.

10 Dec 2018 description


  • By the end of Q3 2018, Islahiye, Karkamış and Adıyaman camps were closed.

  • In Q3, according to TurkStat, the Turkish annual inflation rate reached a record-high 24.52% in September 2018.

  • From Q2 to Q3, the cost of the food basket in contracted shops increased by 12%, reaching 121.23 TL per person per month by the end of September 2018.

03 Dec 2018 description

This report contains findings of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) conducted between 11 December 2017 and 11 February 2018 by IOM field staff in provinces of Edirne, İzmir, Kocaeli, Konya, Bursa, Bilecik, Burdur, Çorum, Eskişehir, Samsun, Mersin, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Van.

The survey gathers information about migrants’ profiles, including age, gender, areas of origin, levels of education and employment status before migration, key transit points on their route, cost of the journey, reasons for moving and intentions.

18 Nov 2018 description

Breakdown of Grades & ALP

399 students who are enrolled to Accelerated Learning Program that has been launched by MoNE for children aged 10-18 and have been out of school for more than 3 years are also benefiting from the CCTE.

13 Nov 2018 description

The Facility for Refugees in Turkey, which supports refugees and their Turkish hosting communities, has provided a swift response to the crisis in challenging circumstances, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The humanitarian projects have helped refugees to address their basic needs but have not always delivered the expected value for money, say the auditors.

30 Oct 2018 description
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Introduction & Methodology

By the end of 2017 there were 3,424,2371 (mainly Syrian) refugees living in Turkey. Just seven percent of them (228,229 refugees2 ) were housed in 20 camps, and the rest were living in Turkish communities throughout the country.

25 Oct 2018 description
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Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations

Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay,
Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees

Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

15 Oct 2018 description

Turkey, hosting around 4 million vulnerable foreigners, has the largest refugee population than any other country in the world. Most of the refugee population living in Turkey is consisted of vulnerable children and women. CCTE Programme which is implemented in close partnership with Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, As of September 2018, CCTE beneficiaries who received Ministry of National Education and UNICEF aims to payment at least once, reached approximately 376 remove financial barriers of poor families who have Thousand nationwide. school-aged children.

10 Oct 2018 description
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Promoting Livelihoods and Self-Reliance

In line with the strategy developed within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for Turkey, expanding livelihood and job opportunities for Syrians and refugees of other nationalities in Turkey is a strategic objective of UNHCR in an effort to support self-reliance as a prerequisite to any durable solution.