Turkey Humanitarian Emergency

A Syrian refugee receives UNFPA aid.
UNFPA Turkey

Turkey continues to host the largest number of refugees worldwide, the large majority of whom come from Syria. Since June 2011, a temporary protection regime has granted Syrians access to basic services such as healthcare and education. Nevertheless, access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is complicated by cultural norms, language and financial barriers. Displacement has also exacerbated protection risks, such as gender-based violence (GBV) and exploitation, particularly for women and girls. UNFPA is the secretariat of the SRH working group led by the Ministry of Health and co-chairs the GBV sub-cluster working groups in three regions in Turkey. UNFPA is responding to the SRH needs of both refugees and affected members of host communities and supports GBV prevention and response, for instance through support for women's and girls' safe spaces.

Country Population: 78.7 mil

Humanitarian needs

5.59 million
1.45 million
64,626
1.36 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
Aslı Ulaş Gönen for UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    94,384
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    43,975
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    18,675
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    245,911
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    24,795
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    3
    Number of safe spaces
    68
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    19
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

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.