Global Communities is working with Syrian refugees and vulnerable Turkish community members in target districts in southern Turkey to address immediate shelter needs while building livelihoods capacities, linking to income generating opportunities and promoting social cohesion.

Improving Safety, Security and Social Cohesion in Southern Turkey

With funding from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Global Communities and our local partners are implementing the 24-month Cohesion and Livelihoods Opportunities through Shelter Empowerment (CLOSE) program to improve the safety, security and dignity of 1,400 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Turkish families in southern Turkey. The CLOSE program focuses on supporting shelter improvements, building livelihoods capacities, linking individuals to income-generating opportunities and strengthening relationships among Syrian refugees and host community members. Specifically, CLOSE weaves together cash for shelter, cash for rent, livelihood skills development and social cohesion activities that jointly engage Turkish citizens and Syrian refugees.

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