MSF staff delivering medical supplies in Akcakale camp in Turkey
Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world – over four million – including more than 3.6 million Syrian nationals.

In 2020, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continued to provide support to a local organisation, the Citizens’ Assembly, which works with migrants and refugees in Turkey. The Citizens’ Assembly Nefes Centre runs support and advisory services in Istanbul for migrants and refugees who have suffered ill-treatment.


We also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing hygiene kits, blankets, and plastic sheeting to 2,000 families. As well as offering technical and financial support to local NGOs, we continue to engage in efforts to renew our registration to operate directly.

No. staff in 2020: 23 (FTE) » Expenditure in 2020: €0.7 million MSF first worked in the country: 1999

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