Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families

by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families
Give Support to 800 Syrian Refugee Families

Project Report | Jul 30, 2018
Help with the cash card

By Michael Tuerk | Project Manager

Refugee boy in Turkey P: Th.Lohnes/DKH
Refugee boy in Turkey P: Th.Lohnes/DKH

The three million refugees in Turkey have a difficult everyday life. They suffer from food shortages, lack of work and prospects, but also from the psychological wounds that have left their mark on them. Together with our Turkish partner organisation Support to Life (STL), Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides help for particularly needy refugees: electronic money cards made it possible to buy additional food, warm clothing helped to survive the winter, and psychosocial support facilitated the processing of the traumatic escape experiences.

Survival outside the camps

The refugee families, who have to make do with little money, often try to take out a loan as a short-term solution and get into debt. Many sell their last valuables, such as wedding rings, to secure basic needs. Many families also save the costs of educating their children in order to have sufficient reserves for their daily needs for food and hygiene articles. Parents sometimes give up meals so that their children don't go hungry. The majority of refugees are already showing signs of malnutrition.

More than 70,000 refugees, most of them Syrian, were supplied under this project. With the help of the additional income, people were able to buy food or commodities that they needed most. The local partner STL reports that families who had received cash cards no longer had to skip meals and were able to include food such as eggs, milk or meat products back in their diet. In addition, some 30,000 refugees were helped to survive the very cold winters in both south-eastern Turkey and Istanbul. With the help of the money cards they could buy winter clothes and warm blankets.

We appreciate your support so much. Many steps could  already be taken. But futher support is necessary to reach more affected refugees. It would be great if you are getting a part of this project.

Thank you so much


Michael Tuerk

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