Turkey

Fadi

This is little Fadi with a member of the amazing team in Turkey, who he calls ‘Auntie.’ This was taken in a rare moment…

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Back To Syria

Friday. What’s on your mind? For Shaala, it’s going back to Syria. Shaala is 70 years old and from Hasakah, North Eastern Syria. She…

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UNHCR

This week The Guardian published a shocking report on the misuse of over 38 million Euros that the UNHCR has received from the EU…

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YAMAN

This is the story of Yaman. Crossing the border from Syria to Turkey, he faced landmines, machine guns and the loss of his family…

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ZEINAH

This is the story of Zeinah. The day she realised that the only way to survive was to leave the home and the country…

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The Saddest Thing

Today a mother in Turkey lost her two month old baby. I just got this message from tribe member Kelli on the ground in…

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REMEMBER NOOR?

Remember Noor? (she’s dancing on the left) Our beautiful, funny, make-up loving, law studying friend who fled Syria after a bomb hit her university,…

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Friendships

It makes me burst with emotion when Kelli Scott messages me from Turkey to update me on how mattress and blanket distributions are going…

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#FirstFiver

What to do with your first new five pound note… On a recent trip to Turkey, I found Turkish farmers illegally recruiting vulnerable Syrian…

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They Are Hungry

I’m still processing some of the devastating scenes I witnessed on a recent trip to the camps around Izmir in Turkey. One of the…

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Dear Aylan

One year on… Dear Aylan, You should be 4. You should be safe. You should be here. How the world will ever explain your…

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Beautiful Noor

Meet beautiful Noor. She’s just turned 27, one year older than me, and she can’t walk anymore… Four years ago, Noor was in her…

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Meet Matt

So Matt is pretty special. Right now he’s somewhere between Istanbul and Thessaloniki, part way through a 1,200km solo bike ride – just ANOTHER…

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Translators

One of the most important things I’ve learnt from working on the ground is that I don’t have all the solutions… Often we work…

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Naif and Fahtma

80 years is a long time. It is a lifetime of application, sustained growth and development, of yourself and that which is around you….

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The Universal Language

Football. It’s a universal language. It has the power to transcend borders and break down barriers. It connects people from all over the world,…

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ReVi

As you guys might know by now, Dan and Sim have been in Izmir, Turkey for the past week, and really, that’s thanks to…

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