The new reality of Suruç

The number of Syrian families seeking refuge in Turkey is currently outgrowing the space available inside the regular refugee camps. The families forced to camp outside of them are facing even harder life conditions. Locals and NGOs like Hayata Destek are working together to bring help to those families.

 Volunteers and Hayata Destek workers loading relief package in the back of a truck in the center of Suruç. The boxes contain kitchen wear and hygiene products. 

Volunteers and Hayata Destek workers loading relief package in the back of a truck in the center of Suruç. The boxes contain kitchen wear and hygiene products. 

  Volunteers and Hayata Destek workers finish loading a truck with aid boxes which are designated for Syrians living outside of the refugee camps around Suruç.

Volunteers and Hayata Destek workers finish loading a truck with aid boxes which are designated for Syrians living outside of the refugee camps around Suruç.

 Volunteers strapping a tarpaulin over the truck to protect the relief package from the rain. 

Volunteers strapping a tarpaulin over the truck to protect the relief package from the rain. 

 Relief package delivered to Syrian refugees on the outskirt of Suruç located a few kilometers away from their native country.

Relief package delivered to Syrian refugees on the outskirt of Suruç located a few kilometers away from their native country.

 Young Syrian boys helping their mother to bring back the relief package to their tent.

Young Syrian boys helping their mother to bring back the relief package to their tent.

 Syrian children carrying aid boxes and blanket to their tents;

Syrian children carrying aid boxes and blanket to their tents;

 Syrian refugees near Suruç

Syrian refugees near Suruç

 "Baram" next to his 9 months pregnant wife, his children and the members of two other families staying in the tents next to his.

"Baram" next to his 9 months pregnant wife, his children and the members of two other families staying in the tents next to his.

 Young Syrian refugee.

Young Syrian refugee.

 "Baram's" wife who is expecting her child this month crossed the border when she was seven months pregnant with all her family.

"Baram's" wife who is expecting her child this month crossed the border when she was seven months pregnant with all her family.

 Young child playing with one of his shoe in "Baram" family.

Young child playing with one of his shoe in "Baram" family.

 "Baram" looking at his Syrian passport

"Baram" looking at his Syrian passport