Explore the photos and stories gathered from Dr. Oz's summer trip to Syrian refugee camps.
While on his annual summer trip to Turkey, Dr. Oz visited Syrian refugee camps on both sides of the Turkey-Syria border for the first time. With the help of Turkish Emergency Services (AFAD), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Turkish Red Crescent, Dr. Oz was able to meet with some refugees who have endured the unimaginable, hear their heartbreaking stories of resilience, and witness their day-to-day lives firsthand. Click through the gallery to see some of the telling moments that were captured.
Aiding in Times of Crisis is a Team Effort
In addition to getting to know these strong-willed individuals, I met 12-year-old Betul, who left Syria during the bombings when she was just six years old and has lived in the Nizip camp ever since. Her father rescued her and her eight sisters and two brothers, and the recounting of her resilient story caused a Syrian journalist who had joined us to begin crying. I asked Betul how she coped and, through teary eyes, she said, “By smiling and telling people to be happy.”