Many of the local populations in Iyilik Denizi's programs make their living from the informal economy, with high numbers of young people unable to access employment, education, and training. This leads to increased levels of poverty and inequality and leaves communities vulnerable and exposed to shocks.
Even in today's world, health inequalities and stark regional variations exist. These require continued attention, commitment, and intervention if the third Sustainable Development Goal (Improved Health and Well-Being) is to be addressed.
Education in emergencies; A Neglected Priority
When a conflict or natural disaster erupts, education is generally the first service interrupted and the last resumed. Governments are often overwhelmed by the needs and relief aid traditionally focuses on populations’ basic requirements – food, water, shelter, and protection – with only 2 percent of humanitarian funding allocated to education.
Conflict, instability, poor governance and climate change have created an unprecedented level of humanitarian need.
Often spanning multiple geographies, crises are becoming increasingly complex with affected communities needing additional support for longer periods of time.
Climate change is an urgent threat to humanity that demands swift, decisive action. Fires. Droughts. Floods. Hurricanes. Rising seas. Climate impacts are being felt all around the world and on track to get much worse. Every year of delay and every tenth of a degree matter. The next few years is the last window we must steer the world in a better and safer direction.
He started to live with his 3 children after his religious marriage wife passed away 6 years ago. He tries to make a living by cleaning the houses daily, but he pays his rent, which is 4500 TL with the latest rent increases, and cannot make a living for the house.
mother of 5 children. Since his wife's left leg is paralyzed, he cannot provide for the house. She cannot work and support her home because she also has a chronic illness. All the children are students. Disabled salary expenses are not enough..
His 2 children are currently staying with his father and 1 daughter is staying with him. His daughter is being treated for asthma. Ms. Neslihan cannot work because she is 45% disabled. He cannot live on his disability pension.
Since his wife is a drug addict, he does not meet any of his family's needs. He lives in a small flat in the basement for 3500 TL. He has a hard time maintaining his life because he does not have a regular income. His daughter has a chronic illness.