Turkish Civil Society's Response to Refugees during COVID-19

July 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout have exerted disproportionate effects on vulnerable populations across the globe. Hosting around 4 million refugees, more than any other country, Turkey has proven uniquely susceptible to the difficulties posed by the pandemic. Throughout this period, local civil society organizations have shown remarkable adaptability and creativity in serving Turkey's refugee communities under these difficult conditions.

HasNa Inc. 20th Anniversary Report

March 2018

Protracted conflict, the refugee crisis, and the subsequent emergence of a new wave of cultural isolationism have made integration or the effective management of diversity an important aspect of peacebuilding. Integration is necessary not only to reduce violence but also to strengthen societies and to make them more sustainable.

Syrian Refugees: The Excluded


HasNa partnered with the Kamer Foundation in Diyarbakır, Turkey to develop a needs assessment for the burgeoning Syrian refugee population living in seven provinces throughout southeastern Turkey. Based on the partnership's questionnaire distributed to over 200 Syrian refugee women, urgent needs of their households were identified in the key areas of food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education.