Based on Global Peace Index figures, the number of persons who lost their lives in conflicts across the world in 2022 doubled when compared to the previous year.
In recognition of their search and rescue operations and humanitarian aid efforts in Hatay, the ASAM Canine Search and Rescue Team was awarded the “State Medal and Order of Supreme Sacrifice of the Republic of Türkiye” by the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye.
19 August World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to honoring humanitarian aid workers who wholeheartedly commit to their mission, making a significant impact through solidarity, and paying tribute to those who lost their lives during humanitarian aid efforts all around the world.
Nevide Öcal, the 44-year-old earthquake survivor mother of 4 children, employed in the Hatay Samandağ Soup Kitchen as part of the WFP (United Nations World Food Programme) Early Recovery by SES (Socioeconomic Empowerment and Sustainability) Project, is able to improve her family’s living conditions.
Going through a difficult period due to the health problems she and her family are suffering from, Aysel Çağlar is among those most affected by the devastation the earthquake caused. Çağlar, who already lost 2 of her 5 children before the earthquake, is going through hard times with her 3 children and her husband after the earthquake.
Kemal Ateş, one of the earthquake survivors, finally reunited with ASAM Search and Rescue Team members, who had pulled him from under the rubble, in Ankara after months.
In the “Press Photos of the Year 2023” competition organized by the Photojournalists Association of Türkiye (TFMD) for the 38th time this year, Murat Şaka from Hürriyet Newspaper won the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) Special Award with his photograph depicting those who had to flee their country due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The Guide Entitled ‘Sharing the Future: Opportunities for Social Harmonization in Türkiye’, Which Was Developed in Partnership between ASAM Academy on Migration and Princeton University, Was Introduced to Leading Actors in the Field of Migration with a Launch Event
As part of our efforts to expand our humanitarian aid activities, we celebrated the 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at our compound formed in Eczacı Meryem Karaçaylı Primary School in Samandağ district of Hatay with the participation of hundreds of children. Enjoying the day, the children had a wonderful time on the obstacle course specially built for them.
An acquaintance meeting was held with the first scholarship recipients of ASAM Academy on Migration Graduate Thesis Research Support Program.