Turkey Hosts Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide

5 October 2019


Turkey hosts more refugees than any other nation – surpassing 4 million – a record held for the past five years. Most are from Syria, many were directly exposed to violence in their home country, and one million are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age. As of 2019, UNFPA established 35 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, soon to be run by the Government within primary health care, to provide services including mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). In 2018 through mid-2019, more than 143,000 refugees received mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services, including LGBTI persons, sex workers and people living with HIV.

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