MSF providing health care to Syrian refugees in Turkey
Türkiye (formerly Turkey) hosts the largest refugee and asylum seeker population in the world – just over four million – nearly 3.7 million of whom are Syrian.*

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

We provide financial and technical support to local NGOs working with refugees and asylum seekers in Türkiye. Teams in Türkiye also give remote support to medical staff in Syria.

*UNHCR Refugee Statistics, 2021

Our activities in Turkey in 2021

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.

MSF in Turkey in 2021 Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world – over four million – including more than 3.7 million Syrian nationals.*

In 2021, Médecins Sans Frontières continued to provide technical and financial support to local organisations with a focus on offering services to migrants and refugees in Istanbul. 

In addition, we supported a local partner to distribute essential relief items, including hygiene kits, blankets and plastic sheeting, to over 1,200 refugee families in Izmir. 

*United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, 2021


Syrian Exodus

Syrian Exodus: Carrying the weight of the war

Project Update 26 Jul 2013
Transit camp in Aleppo province

10,000 people at the gates of Turkey

Project Update 21 May 2013

MSF responds to mental health needs after quakes

Project Update 29 Nov 2011

MSF distributes winterised tents following earthquake

Project Update 9 Nov 2011

MSF provides assistance to quake-affected villages

Project Update 28 Oct 2011