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

10.75 million
2.80 million
2.69 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
Aslı Ulaş Gönen for UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.