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River Flowing North

Migration Generating Geographies and International Irregular Migrations

Edited By Suat KOLUKIRIK and Elif Gün

The phenomenon of migration, whose boundaries cannot be drawn, is not only a process that needs to be resolved economically, but also a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses many areas in political, cultural, legal and social terms. Although the people built nations for themselves, set borders and established a relationship of belonging on certain lands, migration has always existed and continues to exist as a reality that pushes the limits of countries. In particular, the flows and possibilities that globalization has brought have enabled the phenomenon of migration to gain a different dimension and to be practiced and experienced in different ways in different parts of the world. Today, migration has ceased to be a phenomenon that affects only the countries that receive and produce migrants and that are located on the migration routes, and has become a series of events that occur on a transnational plane and await solutions. Now, the phenomenon of migration has become a problem of humanity, not a problem of individual communities and nations, and has become an important issue that needs to be approached on an international and global level.

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Syrian Disabled Migrants and Family Member Women Taking Over Home Care Burden: (İpek AGCADAĞ ÇELİK and Feride VURAL)

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İpek AGCADAĞ ÇELİK and Feride VURAL

Syrian Disabled Migrants and Family Member Women Taking Over Home Care Burden

1 Introduction

The armed conflicts and civil war that started in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2011 caused many innocent people to die, get injured, become disabled, lose relatives, the destruction of their houses and the demolishment of their properties. This great humanitarian crisis in Syria has caused millions of Syrians to be displaced involuntarily and become refugees. The years have passed, the war has not ended in Syria and the peace environment has not been provided; therefore, there is a gradual decrease in the hopes of both the host communities and the millions of Syrians who set off to the countries of the region at first, then all over the world, with the anxiety of life and property, trying to set a new life by keeping their dreams alive about turning back to homeland. This situation, on the other hand, has caused the change of the lives of Syrian migrants and the communities that host them in terms of political, economic, social, cultural, psychological and many other aspects, but also demonstrated the necessity of long-term policies instead of short- and medium-term plans. Turkey is one of these host communities and hosts more than three and a half million of Syrian migrants, continues to spend overtime to confront the problems posed by this intense wave of mass migration. The fact that there are infants/children, pregnant...

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