The recent years of war in Syria and Iraq has led to the displacement of 14.5 million children, women and men. Most of them are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The 2016 annual donation from HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s foundation, The Mary Foundation, of DKK 250,000 will be given to the long-term efforts to support the many refugees in Jordan, carried out by the Danish Refugee Council.
KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey – The Danish Refugee Council on Tuesday opened the first Community Centre (CC) in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey, hosting more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.
The new ECHO-funded CC is part of a bigger programme of centers that DRC is implementing in center Turkey. Through all type of services, DRC supported more than 137,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 alone, in close collaboration with the authorities.
"Our top priority is to provide essential support to both the refugee and Turkish host community," said DRC Secretary General Andreas Kamm.
There are no safe areas for civilians in Syria at the moment, forcing women and children to constantly move around to find security. A €1.2 mill donation from the Danish Government strengthens the ability of the Danish Refugee Council to reach the vulnerable civilians in both Syria and the neighboring countries.