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.
The Remaining Bits of Love
In one of the camps I visited, at least 2,700 families and lived in makeshift tent settlements under old olive trees. They had gathered on the Turkish border after fleeing from different parts of Syria. We saw five-year-olds babysitting younger siblings, but very few adults. Alongside this young boy, I was able to meet a 17-year-old man who was burned when his home was bombed by planes. Fortunately, his father saved him from the burning building, but he was left badly scarred.