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 2022
Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.
In the first half of 2022, Médecins Sans Frontières continued to provide technical and financial support to a local organisation with a focus on offering services to migrants and refugees in Istanbul. Due to administrative challenges and limited clarity regarding the framework for NGOs proposed by the government of Türkiye, we suspended our activities between June and September. This subsequently led to the conclusion of our activities in Istanbul by December.
*United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, 2022