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17/05/2018

14th Community Center is Now Open in Mardin

14th of the community centers, which was established for providing wide range of services from educational to psychosocial support to displaced people living in urban areas,  was now open in Mardin.
 
The Community Center Programme, funded by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and run by the Turkish Red Crescent since 2015, continues to grow day by day. Up to now, cities of Şanlıurfa, Istanbul Europe and Asia, Konya, Ankara, Kilis, Bursa, Izmir, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Hatay and Kahramanmaraş hosts Turkish Red Crescent Community Centers. 14th of these Centers was opened with a ceremony in the city of Mardin.
 
Many people participated to the opening ceremony hosted by Cengiz Yurdabekçi, Member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Red Crescent Society, Director General  Dr. Ibrahim Altan and Deputy Director General Alper Küçük. The participants included Governor of Mardin Mustafa Yaman, Deputy of Mardin Ceyda Bölünmez Çankırı, provincial authorities and  also representatives of civil society organizations. Board Member Cengiz Yurdabekçi said that the center will offer very good services to the needy asylum seekers in the historical city.
 
“Turkish Red Crescent is always there when there is a problem to be solved”
 
Mustafa Yaman, the governor of Mardin for two years, said that they have performed good service with the Turkish Red Crescent in the city. “the purpose of our state, our government, our institutions and charitable institutions, is to stand by people who are in need. I would like to thank the Turkish Red Crescent, which I believe is the most famous Turkish brand in the world. When there is a problem, The Turkish Red Crescent is always the first organization who arrives to the field not only in our country, but also in the world. “
 
 
 “Women, children, youth and disabled people will benefit from the center”
 
Director General of Turkish Red Crescent Dr. İbrahim Altan said approximately 20 different nations benefit from the Community Centers. He said “Turkey now hosts significant number of guests. As of March 2018, 86 thousands people in protection, 48 thousands people in child & youth activities, 14 thousands people in livelihood support activities, 69 thousands people in social, cultural & harmonization activities, 93 thousands people in psychosocial support & health services have been reached.
 
 
Dr. Altan pointed out that the 15th community center which women, children, adolescents and disabled people will also benefited from, will be opened in Kayseri.
 
The Turkish Red Crescent is carrying out activities to provide psychological support, protection, livelihood development and adaptation to strangers living outside the camps with different social and cultural activities.
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