Operation: Opération: Turkey



Latest update of camps and office locations: October 2017. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2018 planning figures
412,000 412,000 people of concern will be provided with individual/family material ranging from cash to CRIs and psychosocial support
50,000 people of concern will receive skills training for livelihood purposes
2,800 people of concern will be enrolled in UNHCR-supported tertiary education programmes
2016 end-year results
445,200 Syrian refugees living in urban areas received one-off cash grants
353,900 people received services from UNHCR-funded outreach centres
79,700 non-Syrian people of concern were registered
28,900 refugees had their cases submitted for resettlement
22,400 non-Syrians with specific needs were provided with emergency cash assistance, accommodation, local travel, or medical assistance
750 new DAFI scholarships were provided for Syrian students

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2016 3,116,156
2015 2,754,540
2014 1,694,838


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Year-end Overview

Working environment

With the crisis in Syria entering its seventh year, Turkey remains the largest refugee hosting country with almost 3.3 million individuals. The Government provides protection and assistance to all people of concern in Turkey, 90 per cent of whom are living in urban settings. Turkey has made continuous progress in improving its asylum framework, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of State institutions in the provision of rights and services. Such progress is anticipated to continue.
UNHCR’s overall strategy is to further strengthen national ownership of the response in Turkey. To achieve this, UNHCR will continue to support the Government’s coordination efforts for the overall response with the aim of providing refugees, irrespective of nationality and status, with quality services through government run systems, particularly for people with specific needs. While UNHCR’s strategy focuses on urban refugees, UNHCR will continue assisting the Government in addressing needs of refugees in camps when needed.  

Key priorities

In 2018, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Supporting the capacity of national institutions, with a focus on the Directorate General for Migration Management and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies;
  • Promoting access to protection; by pursuing the adoption of national protection-sensitive border management tools, improving access to legal remedies and assistance and advocating for UNHCR access to people of concern in removal and detention centres;
  • Supporting the empowerment of urban refugees, through higher education, livelihoods and basic needs interventions, and community-based mobilization.