Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas
Being a Woman in the Grip of War and Migration
Introduction The wars are the main reason for migration since the beginning of history. Mil- lions of people who were forced to migrate due to war and conflict in their own countries had to take refuge in a safe country to survive and live. According to the figures of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of 2013, over 50 million people have abandoned their homes and became refugees due to war, persecution, and conflict. Social movements demanding change in the Middle East in recent years, while causing social and political changes in some countries, led to violent internal conflicts in some other countries. Syria is one of the countries affected by this process, the so-called Arab Spring. The chaos that began in Syria at the begin- ning of 2011 has turned into a civil war in which thousands of people lost their lives, and which is still ongoing. It is reported that, until now, the number of the dead exceeded 130,000 and the number of those who are in need of urgent assis- tance reached nine million. (bbc-co/Syria-report;/amerikanınsesi.com/content/ Suriyeli-mülteci-kadınların-dramı) (Syrian-refugee-women-tragedy). One of the most severe consequences of this war is the forced migration of millions of people who had to flee for their safety. This large population, forced to emigrate from Syria, has been living mostly in Syria’s neighbouring countries for more than three years. The women and children suffer the most in this migration which is considered to be one...
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