European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
A safety anchor for nomadic refugees
Rıza and Havle used to live a nomadic life in Syria.
The young family decided to settle in Gaziantep, Türkiye, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They asked for temporary protection IDs to access important services such as health care. However, the road to getting proper documentation was bumpy.
Thanks to EU humanitarian funding, the Irish NGO ‘GOAL’ supports nomadic and semi-nomadic refugees like Rıza’s family, as well as seasonal agricultural workers in Türkiye.
These vulnerable groups might miss out access to their basic rights and services because they don’t know about them, or cannot reach them due to their lifestyle.
Story by Begum Iman, Information and Communication Assistant in Ankara, EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.