Oct
21
2021

Amina is No Longer Alone*

Migration, Woman, Story
Amina is a mother of five and lives in Adana, Turkey. She has had to overcome many challenges. Although she had to flee a war and cope with her husband’s death, Amina feels confident about the future, knowing she is not alone. Amina** is a 36-year-old woman who is taking care of her five children on her own. She looked quiet, calm, and a little shy as she entered Support to Life office in Adana, where we agreed to meet for the interview....
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Sep
17
2021

When There is Bread and Butter…

Migration, Story
Standing tall on one’s legs and keeping head above water is definitely precious for everyone. For Şenay who got a divorce from her husband and came to Turkey from Bulgaria 5 years ago, having a job is not just about putting bread on the table, it is also about believing in herself again, taking care of her son, going out in public, being able to dream… “I am living with my family, I am divorced. I had difficult times. I retired into my...
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Aug
18
2021

Opportunity Without Prejudice

Migration, Story
Erhan is one of the participants of the short-term employment project in İstanbul, which we initiated to breathe life into financial state of vulnerable populations especially during the pandemic. Erhan, who was rejected in job interviews several times on the grounds of his disability after a work accident, says that he is psychologically and financially relieved and more hopeful for the future. The 39 year-old Erhan is one of the...
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Jun
18
2021

Safe At Last, Emira Stands On Her Own Feet

Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Woman
A single mother, Emira works hard to meet the needs of herself and her children. Moreover, she has the self-confidence of being a part of a circle of solidarity. This is the story of Emira, a story of perseverance and hope from Syria to Şanlıurfa despite all difficulties. My name is Emira*, I was living in the Ayn al-Arab region of Syria with my husband and children. I would like to tell you my story. It is a story so full of different and...
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Jun
16
2021

"I Had to Succeed for My Daughter"

Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Story
Muhammed is one of the participants of the short-term employment project in Adana, which we initiated to breathe life into financial state of vulnerable populations especially during the pandemic. Having to work since he was a child, Muhammed stands tall and strong with his disability. Also he is one step closer to his dreams for future. We are saying #FutureBetterTogether on June 20 #WorldRefugeeDay and listen to Muhammed's story. “I was...
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Jun
16
2021

"I am Working and Believing in Myself"

Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Story
Gade continues to work at the job she got in the scope of our short-term employment project that was a lifeline support for herself and her family during the pandemic. Now she believes in herself more, because she is a breadwinner. Her expectation from the future is to work at a long-term job where she can receive the pay she deserves and secure her new life in Turkey. We are saying #FutureBetterTogether on June 20 #WorldRefugeeDay and listen...
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Dec
03
2020

Regardless Of The Challenges, Don't Leave Anyone Behind

Humanitarian Aid, Story
#SupportToLifeDuringPandemic Meryem is a young refugee woman trying to stay healthy with her three children amidst the coronavirus the pandemic. Dilek Latifeci from our Şanlıurfa team tells us what Meryem and others are experiencing during the pandemic, and about her work as a humanitarian. I am Dilek Latifeci. I have been working as a social worker in the individual protection team of Şanlıurfa at Support to Life Association since 2018. As...
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Jun
19
2020

Diary of a Refugee

Migration, Woman, Story
OUR LIFE BEFORE We had a very good life in Syria. My husband who was a French teacher was going to work while I was tutoring pre-school age children and writing informative articles for older students about universities. My son Alaa was preparing to study at university and my daughter Kinde was studying English. It felt like this life we had was never going to change. There were no such signs.   THE ROAD But it did not happen that way....
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May
21
2020

On A New Path, Moving Forward

Migration, Story
Being a refugee means starting from scratch for many. Humanitarian aid can be a big facilitator for individuals that are struggling to regain their independence. In the case of Manat (11), we once again experienced how crucial can well-placed assistance be. It was invigorating for all of us in Istanbul field office to see a young girl full of hope and dreams smile and rejoice again. With financial support of our partners European Union Civil...
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Mar
13
2020

Deserted Pazarkule, "A Haunted House"

Migration, Story
If we define our own living space though predefined identities of belonging, norms for a ‘home;’ for the last two weeks Pazarkule is a ‘haunted house’. For the last two weeks the ‘no man’s land’ –the buffer zone between the two borders– spearhead defendable values of the modern age. This no man’s land has been home to open violations of people’s inalienable right to live.   Renowned French philosopher Jacques...
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