THO SENIOR LEADERSHIP VISITED SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMPS IN TURKEY TO SPONSOR A DOCUMENTARY

THO President Halil Danışmaz visited refugee camps in Harran and Akçakale, Turkey in May, 2015. Turkey is home to one of the largest and fastest growing refugee populations in the world. Its more than 700 mile borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran have made it the “go to” safe haven for women, children and families in a region besieged with humanitarian troubles in need of immediate solutions. While international organizations and NGOs have participated in aiding these refugees, the brunt of the social, economic, and political cost has been borne by Turkey. 

In May, Danışmaz visited the Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Harran and Akçakale camps with filmmaker and photographer Aliya Naumoff. Funded by THO, the project’s aim is to create awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis by shooting a short, new documentary about the lives of refugee women.   

Filmmaker Naumoff said that filming the amazing resilience of the female refugees and how they were bringing meaning back to their destroyed lives through education and work was the most important aspect of this documentary project.

Halil Danismaz, indicated that Turkey is doing much to support Syrian refugees but this effort cannot be continued alone therefore it is important to raise greater awareness about the crisis.

To date, the Turkish government has spent over $5 billion on Syrian refugees in Turkey. According to the UNHCR, Turkey is now the biggest refugee-hosting country in the world.

For more information on the short documentary please click here.  

THO Senior Leadership Visited Syrian Refugee Camps In Turkey To Sponsor A Documentary

01 May 15

In May, Danışmaz visited the Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Harran and Akçakale camps with filmmaker and photographer Aliya Naumoff. Funded by THO, the project’s aim is to create awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis by shooting a short, new documentary about the lives of refugee women.

Filmmaker Naumoff said that filming the amazing resilience of the female refugees and how they were bringing meaning back to their destroyed lives through education and work was the most important aspect of this documentary project.