Operation: Opération: Turkey



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
274,000 people will receive psychosocial support
27,000 people will depart for resettlement
100% of people of concern approaching UNHCR will be provided with information on registration procedures
100% of targeted households will have their basic needs met with multi-purpose cash assistance
2015 end-year results
114,483 individuals received counselling, interpretation and assistance services through UNHCR-funded community centres
200,000 camp residents and 21,700 urban Syrians households (over 100,000 individuals) were provided core relief items and winterization support
21,300 Syrian families and 5,613 non-Syrian refugee families in urban areas received targeted cash assistance (regular or one-off for winterization)
1,600 Turkish language scholarships were given to refugee students preparing for university admissions
18,260 individuals were submitted for resettlement and 7,678 individuals departed for resettlement

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 2,754,540
2014 1,694,838
2013 663,491


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Year-end Overview

Working environment

Turkey remains the largest host country of refugees under UNHCR’s mandate in the world. For planning purposes, UNHCR estimates there will be 2.75 million Syrians and 350,000 non-Syrian refugees in Turkey by the beginning of 2017.

The Government continues to lead the refugee response, and Turkey has established a national asylum framework through the Law on Foreigners and International Protection and the Temporary Protection Regulation. In February 2016, Turkey regulated the issuing of work permits for beneficiaries of temporary protection. 

Key priorities

UNHCR’s overall strategy is to support the Government in developing and implementing its national refugee response strategy, as well as coordinating the response of various humanitarian actors. 

As Turkey transitions from a refugee emergency to a protracted situation, UNHCR will increase its support to improve the living conditions of all people of concern. As over 90 per cent of refugees live outside camps, UNHCR will continue to focus on supporting the most vulnerable urban refugees with a three-pillar strategy of education, livelihoods and access to social welfare.