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After tragedy, refugee family finds safety and community in Turkey

KONYA, Turkey – Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her…

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Protecting seasonal workers in Turkey’s tent settlements from COVID-19

MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her…

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Violence in Syria casts long shadow on refugee women, girls

SANLIURFA, Turkey – “My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA…

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Exile wreaks havoc on refugees’ sexual and reproductive health

SANLIURFA, Turkey – Refugee women and girls face extraordinary hardships. They endure grave risks…

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In Turkey, refugee child marriages drive adolescent pregnancies underground

SANLIURFA, Turkey – “Even today, we saw a 17 year old who is pregnant and already has a child,”…

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In Turkey, a safe haven for Syrian refugee survivors

ANKARA, Turkey – Tragedy had a way of finding Fatima*. She endured brutal domestic violence during…

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Heroic midwives save lives amid Syria’s chaos

GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time…

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Flight from Syria: The story of one child bride

NABATIEH, Lebanon – In late 2013, Haneen, now 14, fled Syria with her parents and 10 siblings. As…

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