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refugee resilience

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

Since 2014, Turkey has not only hosted the world’s largest refugee population but has also modeled a best practice for the global refugee policy discussion. Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike.

Report by Bastien Revel

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

TURKEYSource by Pınar Dost

Entrepreneurship Migration

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Pınar Dost is currently the Istanbul-based Deputy Director of Atlantic Council in Turkey. She earned a PhD in 2010 and an MA in 2003 in the History of International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her dissertation is entitled “The Origins of the American Preponderance in Turkey from 1939 to 1947.” Her research interests are mainly focused in the fields of modern Turkish diplomatic history, US-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey’s energy policy, and Holocaust education. She attended the International Educator Institute on Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2013 and the Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Education in June 2014. She taught on the history of the Second World War at Galatasaray University (Istanbul) and on the history of political thought at Marmara University (Istanbul). She has been one of the educators of Holocaust teacher training programs organized by the Anne Frank House, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Association for Social Change (Istanbul) in different Turkish cities. She is the author of Le bon dictateur. L’image de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk en France (1939-1938) (Libra, 2014).