People often ask us if much has changed or improved for refugees over the past few years since we started working in this space.
It’s not an easy question to answer.
Talking specifically about the Syrian families we work with in Izmir, Turkey… exploitation is one of the biggest problems for them, driving continued fear and holding people back.
However, we have recently heard from our partners on the ground there, The Tribe Projects, that integration is slowly happening and things are gradually progressing.
As time passes, barriers are starting to be broken down as people pick up the language and more community Turkish language classes pop up. We hear that some families have even started sending their children to school as the government makes slow progress with education efforts.
It’s a hugely complex situation, but we hope that this feedback from our partners in Turkey represents the positive steps and changes taking place globally..however small.
Thank you all for your hope and support always