3 insights for refugee work on the Turkey-Syria border

Guler Altinsoy, co-founder of the social enterprise International Development Management. Photo by: IDEMA

One of the greatest humanitarian challenges facing the world today is serving Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. In Turkey, some 3 million refugees are spread across cities and towns and most are unlikely to go home anytime soon.

Government leaders, nongovernmental organizations and development agencies are seeking new ways to meet immediate needs while building a sustainable future. Among the most pressing demands are to help refugees integrate into local society, enroll in education, and become self-sufficient over the medium and long term.

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    Jennifer Ehidiamen

    Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters (www.ruralreporters.com) with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.