Syrian Child Refugees in Izmir - Turkey
With over 3 million refugees, Turkey is currently housing the largest number of refugees in the world. Turkey’s economy, however, is not able to adequately accomodate such an influx of vulnerable people, who are in need of economic, medical and psychological support. Therefore, it would be too easy to merely blame Turkey for having child labour in their country. They are doing so much more than any other Western nation - who are all refusing to take in Syrian refugees fleeing from war and terror (except Germany, Austria and a few others). Turkey has long reached its limit and their economy is not nearly as strong as in the UK, France and USA - who have just accepted a couple of hundreds.
This photo essay is looking at the lives of Syrian child refugees who are workin long hours, or are begging on the street to support their families.