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The studies held by civil society organizations show that today the number of the Syrians immigrated to Turkey is morethan 2 million. Almost 75 % of this number is women and children. 200.000 live in the 17 camps which were set in 8 different cities close to the border, the rest is trying to continue their life with their own chances outside the camps. Most of the immigrants are going through huge problems in important issues like sheltering, basic needs, health, education while they are searching for a life in cities close to the border and they live a life far from humane living conditions. Resulting from the desperation and the deprivation they experience, the children are begging on the streets. A great part of these immigrants need to work in order to live. Although they have residence permit, they are unable to work according to the official regulations ,but that does not stop them from working and makes them cheap work force for the employers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Adana, Turkey
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Emel Karakozak