TENS OF THOUSANDS STRANDED AT SYRIA
Since the turn of the month, Turkey, which previously allowed refugees to enter freely, closed its southern border, leaving tens of thousands stranded on the Syrian side. The refugees were fleeing the relentless bombardment of Aleppo as government forces advanced towards the city. Turkey, which already hosts over 2.5 million Syrian refugees, has closed the border indefinitely to prevent another influx. ORAM is in Turkey to aid LGBT and other exceptionally vulnerable refugees access basic protection. ORAM will soon launch LGBT Arabi, an Arabic-language website for refugees in the region. We are training stakeholders in Turkey, while giving individual refugees counselling and legal representation.
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