Turkey

There are more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey. Concern is committed to responding to the most critical and changing needs of those not living in government-run camps.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 75.8 million
  • Working people earning less than $2/day: 2.5%
  • Life expectancy: 75.3
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 16.5
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 19.2
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 20
  • Literacy rate: 94.9%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 39%

In 2017, Concern will continue to provide assistance to the most vulnerable families living outside of camps through a wide range of services.

In 2017, Concern will continue to provide assistance to the most vulnerable families living outside of camps through a wide range of services, including: vocational training; transportation and cash assistance to make access to schooling easier; informal education to transition students to the Turkish formal system; protection support to the most vulnerable through internal and external referrals to available services; and engaging more with local partner organizations to build their crisis response capacity.

Additionally, through a partner organization, we are working with men and boys toward preventing gender-based violence, and, in parallel, running protection workshops for women and girls. We’re also helping support activities that build the psychosocial well-being and resilience of children.