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20 Jun 2020
KONYA, Turkey – Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. They would be safer. They would rise out of poverty. He had no way of knowing she would have to create that...
06 May 2020
MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her family struggles to maintain their health under even normal circumstances. Now, with more than 127,000 cases of COVID-19 in Turkey, she is even more...
22 Jan 2020
Women’s and children’s rights have been repeatedly violated on many points in Turkey, and now lawmakers aim to cause them more harm. In 2014, the Turkish president said equality between men and women is 'against nature'. In 2016, he also said a...
03 Oct 2019
There is a multiethnic city near the Turkish-Syrian border, Şanlıurfa, where it is not unusual to meet school-aged children working on the streets and in local restaurants, cafés and services. Even in the middle of the day, when they should be in...
18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
16 Sep 2019
A recent study published in The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is caused by 'doubt control', and not by obsessions formed in childhood; it comes from a feeling...
07 Jul 2019
Between 1 and 3 July, ChildPact secretariat organised an advocacy training in Istanbul to develop national advocacy plans with members from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey, and Bosnia and...
13 Jan 2019
Daily Sabah is reporting about the project led by Turkish children and their parents, aiming to provide protection to Syrian refugees during winter by knitting scarves and barrettes. According to the Daily Sabah, as part of the "Cozy Kindness...
19 Nov 2018
The Daily Sabah Turkey writes about the unaccompanied minors arriving in Turkey, seeking safety and a normal life. The Children's Support Center in Diyarbakir provides accommodation for migrant children, who now speak of their experiences on the...
20 Feb 2018
''A total of 117 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last three days (17-20 February). There were 135 arrivals on Lesvos, 17 on Chios and 25 on Samos. A total of 575 migrants and refugees have arrived on Lesvos,...

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