Turkey Humanitarian Emergency

A Syrian refugee receives UNFPA aid.
UNFPA Turkey

Turkey's proximity to Europe and the Middle East has made it into a conduit for refugees fleeing from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a central player in immigration policies aimed at controlling the largest movement of population since World War II. The country now hosts the highest number of refugees in the world, including more than 3 million Syrian refugees. Large scale displacements and the chaos and uncertainty that surround them increase women and girls' vulnerability to violence and limit their access to life-saving health care. UNFPA in Turkey focuses its efforts on providing sexual and reproductive health services to the affected populations and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The country also serves as a hub for cross-border operations into northern Syria.

Country Population: 78.7 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

8.20 million
2.05 million
328,000
687,500
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
Aslı Ulaş Gönen for UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    292,417
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    2,602
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    415
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    26

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.