Turkey has been one of the main destinations for millions of refugees since the beginning of the Syrian crisis. CARE immediately began assessing needs and coordinating with Turkish authorities and other organizations to support refugees with food, safe drinking water and hygiene items. CARE is responding with much-needed cash assistance, hygiene promotion, dignity kits for women and the elderly, and establishing community groups that address protection issues, including psychosocial needs, early marriage, and gender-based violence. However, the great number of refugees in the country, the biggest registered in any single country, highlights the significant gaps between needs and response that still persist, including meeting basic food and nutrition needs, health, protection, water safety and hygiene.
Find more about Syrian refugees’ situation and CARE’s response on Syrian Refugees Spotlight.