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Turkish Red Crescent Community Based Migration Programmes - November 2019


In Community Based Migration Programmes, different projects are being developed by agreeing with partner institutions in order to produce solutions for the needs of the beneficiaries. The projects are developed in line with the requirements in livelihood, protection, psychosocial support, health and social cohesion implementing areas.

First Community Center of Turkish Red Crescent was established in the city of Şanlıurfa in January 20, 2015. Currently 16 Community Centers are operating in the cities of Şanlıurfa, İstanbul (both Anatolian and European Sides), Konya, Ankara, Kilis, Bursa, İzmir, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kayseri, Kahramanmaraş, Mardin and Kocaeli for both local people and displaced people.

Community centers carried on provide services in the field of livelihood, health and psychosocial support, protection and social cohesion. Apart from the regular activities community centers implement, this month;

  • Basic life skills trainings for vocational training participants are organized by Psychosocial Support Programme and Livelihood Programme in order to raise the awareness of the beneficiaries in the areas of stress management, teamwork, communication, labour discipline and time management.

  • Protection Programme carried out support on the purpose of meeting the people with protection needs who live in Istanbul and have no identity or registered in another city.

  • In order to improve the language practices of daily life, Turkish speaking clubs have been started to strengthen the reading, listening and speaking skills of the migrant populations and to support the theoretical knowledge taught in language courses with practical studies.

  • Academicians, civil servants and media members provided training for conception of cohesion and improving the culture of coexistence to staff of social cohesion programme of Turkish Red Crescent. Besides "False Facts" seminars are given to public officers.