TURKEY

Turkey is hosting almost half of the 4.2 million Syrian evacuees in the region, over the past three years the government of Turkey has borne most of the refugee load. Now more than ever, Turkey needs support and commitment from the international community to meet the needs of Syrian refugees.

In the camps, the government and partners implement innovative food assistance programs that meet the daily needs of just over 260,000 Syrians. But the most difficult situation is faced by those who live outside official camps.

OUR COMMITMENT focuses precisely on these spontaneous fields, where people live without food, drinking dirty water, without access to toilets or health services. Concretely, we bring basic necessities, that we buy locally, and goods such as blankets, sleeping bags and jackets in the winter season.

The presence of a doctor in our missions is essential to eradicate infections due to dirty water, skin diseases, single cases of different entities or diseases that in our countries are easily curable, such as flu, that in a refugee camp can turn into lethal.

We also take care of some families, displaced between Turkey and Syria, with sick or handicapped children.

 

MISSIONS e DISTRIBUTIONS

Missioni Gennaio e Febbraio 2020

Faceva freddo a Gennaio e Febbraio. I bambini erano tutti scalzi e senza giubbini. Eravamo solo in due (Arianna e Luca) ma siamo riusciti ad acquistare e distribuire un camion pieno di stivaletti e uno pieno di giubbini per gli oltre 1000 bambini del campo. Abbiamo dovuto però sacrificare la distribuizione dei pacchi alimentari per […]

Missioni Turchia Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 2019

In questi mesi siamo riusciti a partire con cadenza mensile regolare. Ad Ottobre siamo stati un gruppo molto coeso: 2 medici, un fotografo ed Elisabetta di Comitato Mahmud, responsabile della piccola Tenda Arcobaleno che segue i progetti di ricreazione per i bambini e supporta i due insegnanti che abbiamo al campo. Il tempo è stato […]

SMALL SCHOOL AT THE REFUGEES CAMP IN TURCHEY – October 22nd 2019

Situation Turkey hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees who fled from their country at the beginning of the war. According to UNCHR, 3.654.173 million refugees have registered at the Turkish government, while a vast amount of people live in the unstructured camps spread across the country. The region of Adana hosts one of those […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – September 2019

I write about this mission only three months after. I don’t know if this is good or not. Emotions settle down and change, but never leave you. It’s six years now that I (Arianna) go back and forth to the camps and sometimes I don’t know which direction to take in my life. Still I […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – August 2019

The mission in August is very particular and “full”. We have more time to think and go deep. This time Lidia is our only volunteer and she goes to the camp together with a friend of her. For an entire week they stay close to the border hosted by Majad (The Sons of War), who […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – July 2019

This mission is particularly important for us: we will not only provide medical aid and food packs, but we will also try to census all the children. In the camp there are more than a thousand children. More than a hundred are orphans of one or both parents. We want to census the orphans first, […]

SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN KILIS

In May 2019 we started supporting 21 families who live in Kilis, close to the Turkish/Syrian border. They have been selected amongst the most vulnerable and helpless. The families are usually made of orphans, invalid parents or disabled children, and they can barely survive. The project is based on the support of Italian donors who […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – May 2019

The weather is warm when we leave Italy. When we arrive in Turkey it is a lot warmer. This is positive, since it means that children have come through another winter in rough conditions. The sixth since we met them.   In Adana, every evening, we meet the interpreter who supports us in all our […]

Mission Moria and Turkey February 2019

The Camp in Moria is the Hell on Earth. During our missions we have seen lots of camps but the atosphere in Moria is devastating. Nowere we have met the exasperation seen here. The families living there do not communicate, there is no mutual aid, and some people suffer because of mental disease. Maybe these […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – March 2019

For the first time we won’t go to the refugee camp that we have supported during the past years. We will meet two contact persons in Gaziantep camp, in order to give solid ground to our future activities. We will then move to Kilis, where we intend to run a project to support families facing […]

Mission Turkey – October 2018

LIFE AT THE CAMP Yet another departure for another mission! I don't number them any longer, but I don't blur any of them and I don't forget any emotion they aroused . We left at dead of night to stay longer in the camp, already tired and worried, as usual. When you leave you bring [...]

Mission Turkey – June 2018

We already know that the missions at the Syrian border are always dangerous and difficult to plan. We need to set up things from Italy with the help of people and associations on  site as for  our safety and the distribution of food and first aid supplies. When we leave we already are aware that […]

Mission March 2018 -Turkey

BEYOND THE BORDER  –   Travel diary – by Lidia Boncoraglio MARCH 2018 The departure is always a moment full of emotions. The division of weight seems to be like an easy thing but   it consists of 120 kilos of food, clothing and games. Then we must try to plan everything though we are aware that […]

Missione Gennaio 2017 -Turchia

I profughi che ho incontrato sono un inno alla vita. di Holly Boncoraglio La partenza Pegasus Airlines ringrazia. Ci siamo trovati tutti in aeroporto verso le 12. In questa missione saremo in 6, Arianna, Stefania, Marja, Andrea, io e Marino. I bagagli sono tantissimi. Ognuno di noi aveva circa 5 borsoni a testa da 6/8 […]

MISSION OCTOBER 2016 – TURKEY

“ARE THEY OURS? ” “ARE THEY MATTRESSES?” “BUT CAN WE KEEP THEM?” “AND CAN WE CHOOSE THE COLOUR?” “I, I, I WANT TO CARRY IT AND I WANT TO SHOW IT TO MY MUM!” “CAN I TAKE THE ONE WITH FLOWERS, THAT PINK ONE? AND MY SISTER THAT GREEN ONE, NO BLUE, NO SHE WANTS […]