TURKEY - UNICEF COUNTRY PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION 2016-2020

TURKEY - UNICEF COUNTRY PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION 2016-2020

Highlights

Turkey is an upper middle-income country with substantial capacities to uphold child rights. However, challenges related to child poverty, child labour, gender discrimination and child marriage remain, as well as gaps in access to quality inclusive education and protection from violence and abuse, particularly for the most vulnerable groups. Among the most vulnerable children are children with disabilities, child workers, children in contact with the law, adolescent girls and boys, and refugee children. As of the end of 2017, Turkey hosted over 3.4 million Syrian refugees with temporary protection status, including more than 1.5 million children, and 365,000 registered asylum-seekers and refugees from other countries. While Turkey is committed to responding to the needs of refugees and has invested significant national resources to provide access to a wide range of services, their unprecedented numbers continue to require increased and sustained international support.

TURKEY - UNICEF COUNTRY PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION 2016-2020

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UNICEF

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