Sep
06
2022

A New Step Towards a Peaceful Life

Migration, Woman, Story
Accessing education or carving out space for self-expression and becoming financially independent can be difficult things to achieve for women, especially refugees. Vahide has been struggling for years, but she is no longer alone. Fifty-year old Vahide* lives in Hatay, Turkey, with her three children. She fled Idlib in Syria four years ago. Before that, she spent her childhood in Lebanon and Syria due to her father’s job and never went to...
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Aug
25
2022

Woman to Woman Consultations and Solidarity

Interview, Migration, Woman
Our İstanbul Support to Life House hosts a series of seminars where women are informed on their basic rights while they can also share their thoughts and experiences freely. Participants Fatma, Dreye, and Salina described the impact of the seminars on their lives to our Outreach Officer Aysen Şeyhan. Our Support to Life House in Küçükçekmece brings people together in addition to the services it offers. The dialogue established in this...
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Feb
28
2022

Paying a High Price for Life

Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Story
The ‘Right to Life’ is the most basic and inalienable human right. However, those who have to leave their country to claim their right to life may have to pay a heavy price for it. Our corporate communication expert Çiğdem Güner tells the story of John*, a Nigerian refugee living in Diyarbakır. Istanbul experienced the heaviest snowfall in its recent history in late January 2022. The temperature dropped below zero, the city...
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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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May
27
2021

Keeping Baby Sena Alive

Humanitarian Aid, Migration
Being a humanitarian worker sometimes means supporting empowerment of an individual while sometimes it means striving to keep a soul alive. Lokman Amaç, social worker in Diyarbakır province in eastern Turkey, tells us how he supported 3 month-old Sena in her struggle to survive. I am Lokman Amaç. I am working as a social worker at Support to Life Diyarbakır. As the operating partner of the international humanitarian organization Diakonie...
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