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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Apr
02
2021

Supporting Life with Community Volunteers

Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Story
Our team of community volunteers is very important for voicing the rights of refugee communities we want to reach, meeting their needs and touching their lives. Our outreach officer Pervin Eviz from Batman describes what kind of responsibilities volunteers have in responding to the changing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am Pervin Eviz, I am an outreach officer at Support to Life’s Batman branch. I am responsible for identifying...
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Feb
25
2021

After a Difficult Year

Humanitarian Aid, Story
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected vulnerable groups, refugees, women and children in the Mardin area? Social workers Berfin Ordu and Abdurrahman Kaya from Support to Life share their experiences from 2020 and tell us how extraordinary circumstances continue to affect the lives of refugees. The pandemic suddenly changed the system that we have been used to for years. As Support to Life staff, we faced many challenges in this process and...
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Jan
29
2021

The Endless Struggle to Survive*

Migration, Woman, Story
#SupportToLifeDuringPandemic Fatima escaped conflict-ridden Syria, but not the chronic illness that left her feeling powerless. She fears her son could end up the same way. When fighting in Aleppo intensified, Fatima and her family were left with no choice but to flee their country to find safety elsewhere. “We were scared all the time. We could not access the healthcare my son and I needed,” Fatima says. Turkey hosts the highest number...
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