Aims to provide mutual understanding, friendship, respect and cooperation among people in all geographical areas, in order to prevent and mitigate human suffering without distinction, to protect human life and health and to respect personal rights. The Turkish Red Crescent; is a rooted symbol of 150 years of neutrality, of unconditional aid at the time of need, of humanitarian assistance in the most difficult conditions of war and neutrality. The Turkish Red Crescent adopts the basic principles of the International Red Crescent-Red Cross Movement.
Thousands of people have lost their lives and millions of people were affected by the crisis due to the conflicts between Syrian government and demonstrators, which has started in March 15th, 2011 and has spread nation-wise with the demonstrations in April 2011. More than 5.5 million people had to leave the country and 13.1 million people were internally displaced or were in need of humanitarian aid. As of March, more than 3.5 million Syrians live in our country which is the largest host country of Syrian refugees. More than 3.3 million of them live in city centers.
Turkish Red Crescent helps displaced from Eastern Ghouta
1. GENERAL SITUATION
Typhoon Tembin (Vinta) entered Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on December 20, 2017. It has intensified into Severe Tropical Storm and made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental.
By Ece Ceren Doğar & Neriman Kahveci Kızıltaş, Turkish Red Crescent
Separated from their husbands, parents and children, four women escaped the war in Syria in hope of finding a safe place to live. Their paths crossed at the Turkish Red Crescent’s community centre in Kilis where learning the local language is bringing them together.
Hayriye, 33, has been living in Turkey for five years. Her two boys, aged 16 and 18, are working at the local shop but her husband had to stay behind in Syria because of his mum’s illness.