• Crisis Severity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 3,945,000 People displaced [?]

Overview

09/12/2019

Turkey currently hosts the largest number of refugees and asylum seekers in the world. The majority of registered refugees in Turkey – approximately 3.69 million – are Syrians who have fled the civil war in their country since 2011. ?Turkey also hosts more than 368,000 refugees and persons of concern from other countries, most notably Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Somalia. ?Refugees in Turkey have acute needs in a number of areas despite the response efforts of local and international partners. Among the Syrian refugee population, it is estimated that 64% of households are living below the poverty line, and approximately 400,000 children are out of school. ?

There has been an escalation of violence between government forces and the PKK since 2015, creating further humanitarian concerns in southeast Turkey. Up to 1.1 million people may have been internally displaced as a result of conflict.  Humanitarian access is highly constrained in the areas most affected by violence, which makes the delivery of assistance more difficult, as well as contributing to large information gaps about humanitarian needs.  ?

Latest Developments

28/01/2020

Over 40 people were killed in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Elazig and Malatya provinces in eastern Turkey on 24 January. Needs assessments are still ongoing. The number of people affected is yet unknown as is the damage to infrastructure. Initial reports indicate that over 1,500 people were injured and at least 1,500 buildings damaged.?