Around 90 per cent of Syrian refugees in Türkiye live in precarious conditions outside camp settings with insufficient access to basic public services.
Until the end of 2022, we provided 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.
Our teams in Türkiye are currently working with partners to respond to the earthquakes.
*UNHCR Refugee Statistics, 2021
Our activities in Türkiye in 2021
Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.
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