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Turkey

CARE started work in: 1959

Turkey ranks 54 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International coordinates with Turkish authorities and other organizations to provide refugees with protection, basic needs, and economic empowerment.

History of CARE International’s work in Turkey 

CARE International first began work in Turkey in 1959, and later re-established operations in 2014 to assist with the influx of Syrian refugees. Today, Turkey hosts the highest number of refugees globally, with millions of Syrians fleeing to Turkey since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011. 

CARE Turkey began assessing needs and coordinating with Turkish authorities and other organizations to support refugees with food, safe drinking water, and hygiene items.  

What CARE International does in Turkey

CARE Turkey is responding to the refugee crisis with cash assistance, hygiene promotion, dignity kits for women and the elderly, and by establishing community groups that address protection issues, including psychosocial needs, early marriage, and gender-based violence.  

However, significant gaps between needs and response persist. Our programming in Turkey focuses on protection, basic needs, and economic empowerment for refugees, especially women and girls

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 112,322
  • Women & girls 63%
  • Indirect 959,281
Total population impacted by end of 2021
  • All programs 139,747
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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