EU Parliament hosts Syrian refugee tent

The Young Friends of Turkey (YFoT) raises a real-size tent inside the European Parliament, shows documentary

EU Parliament hosts Syrian refugee tent

World Bulletin / News Desk

As the plight of refugees fleeing war and persecution back home continues, activists keep seeking different ways to raise awareness of how refugees live in camps.

Brussels-based NGO, the Young Friends of Turkey (YFoT) on Tuesday, raised a real-size tent inside the European Parliament, where the documentary, the "Syrian Spillover," was shown to more than a hundred viewers.

Showing footage from inside refugee camps across Turkey's southeast, managed by Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, AFAD, the documentary takes an unprecedented and intimate look at the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

"The most memorable part of filming the Syrian Spillover documentary was to be able to meet and interact with Syrian refugees and their daily lives inside AFAD camps and cities like Gaziantep," Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, communications director of the Young Friends of Turkey, which helped produce the documentary told the Anadolu Agency.

"Showing the personal lives of people like Heiven, a Syrian wife who suffers from post traumatic stress, to European viewers from across cities like Istanbul, Stockholm and Brussels was so important to us," Doveri Vesterbye added.

On Nov.24, Turkey, which hosts 2.3 million Syrian refugees and the EU agreed on a refugee action plan that entailed 3 billion euros ($3.27 billion) in support for Syrians in Turkey.

EU and Turkey also agreed the country would stem the flow of refugees coming into Europe in exchange for visa liberalization and speeding up EU membership talks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ocak 2016, 14:21