Refugee and migration crises are among the most heartrending and troubling humanitarian issues of this century. These crises are particularly evident in the case of Syria, where, since 2011, civil war and terrorism have led millions of people to seek refugee status in neighboring countries. . Since 2011, Turkey has pursued an open-door policy accompanied by a national temporary protection regime to protect over 3.6 million Syrians fleeing the civil war. Government institutions (the public service) in Turkey have the significant responsibility of providing essential services, including education and health; moreover, together with government agencies, NGOs are working hard to meet the needs of these people and for improving the quality of services provided. Against this backdrop, the aim of the study was to examine, analyze and understand the positive and negative ramifications of Syrian refugee presence on public services, specifically within the context of education and healthcare, and the role of NGOs while providing these kinds of services.
Emrah Atar is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Türkiye.
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Chapter 1: A Conceptual Understanding of Public Sector
Chapter 2: Examination of Syrian Refugee Childrens’ Education in Turkey
Chapter 3: Examination of the Status of Syrian Refugees’ Access to Healthcare Services
Chapter 4: Examination of the Role of NGOs, INGOs, and Civil Society Organizations in the Refugee Crisis
About the Author
Emrah Atar’s academic career has been dedicated to development issues affecting immigrants from developing countries. Leveraging his enormous academic intellect and practical experience, his ideas and passion for these issues shine through every chapter of the book.
Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes today on a myriad of occasions. The Syrian refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times. Since 2011, around seven million Syrians have fled the country, and Turkey hosts around four million placing Turkey in a difficult condition. This book offers an excellent account of how Turkey, with the help of I/NGOs and civil society organizations, handles the crisis.