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.
Crafting With the Community
While in Turkey, I was joined by the head of the Turkish Emergency services (AFAD), Mehmet Gulluoglu, in visiting some of the refugee camps along the border that are home to about 250,000 Syrians. There are 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, and 600,000 of them are kids in school. Since the Arab language is not spoken in Turkey, the education challenges are huge.