CHILDREN IN NEED
Since 2012 levels of poverty in Turkey have dropped from 30% to 16%. A series of reforms contributed many positive changes for women and children; however their situation continues to be adversely affected by broad geographical, economic and cultural disparities.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, 40% of children in rural areas are still living in poverty. Many of these children and their carers depend on local NGOs for their daily needs and live only with the very basic necessities.