MSF providing health care to Syrian refugees in Turkey
Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world – over three million – of whom 2.8 million are Syrian.

Around 90 per cent of Syrian refugees in Turkey live in precarious conditions outside camp settings with insufficient access to basic public services.

We provide financial and technical support to local NGOs working on the Syrian-Turkish border. Teams in Turkey also give remote support to medical staff in Syria.

Our activities in Turkey in 2020

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Turkey in 2020 Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world – over four million – including more than 3.6 million Syrian nationals.*
Turkey Activities 2020

In 2020, MSF continued to provide support to a local organisation, the Citizens’ Assembly, which works with migrants and refugees in Turkey.  

The Citizens’ Assembly Nefes Centre runs support and advisory services in Istanbul for migrants and refugees who have suffered ill-treatment.

We also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing hygiene kits, blankets, and plastic sheeting to 2,000 families.

As well as offering technical and financial support to local NGOs, we continue to engage in efforts to renew our registration to operate directly.


*United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, 2020

 

 
#safepassage action in Lesbos
Mediterranean migration

In 2016 who still counts as human?

Statement 12 May 2016
 
Samos island, Greece
Greece

Will they kill us here in Europe?

Voices from the Field 13 Apr 2016
 
Overcrowded transit camp in Idomeni
Mediterranean migration

EU Migration Crisis Update - March 2016

Crisis Update 21 Mar 2016
 
Idomeni after the closing of the border
Mediterranean migration

Why the EU’s deal with Turkey is no solution to the “crisis” affecting Europe

Project Update 18 Mar 2016
 
Assistance for refugees in Serbia
Mediterranean migration

EU Migration Crisis Update - February 2016

Project Update 24 Feb 2016
 
MSF-supported hospital in northern Syria destroyed in attack
Syria

Our bombs are smarter than yours

Opinion 22 Feb 2016