Building Stronger Communities Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

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For the past three years, IOM has partnered with municipalities and a host of other government and NGO institutions to bring community dinners to diverse neighborhoods with high populations of refugees and migrants across Turkey.

“These dinners are an opportunity to support Turkey’s commendable integration efforts – to give all people a seat at the table no matter their background,” said Mazen Aboul Hosn, IOM Turkey’s Emergency Coordinator, speaking at the dinner in Karabağlar District, Izmir Province.

The dinners bring age-old traditions back to life such as storytelling, games, and shows to entertain the hundreds of families who gather during the magic hour, just as the sun sets and the call to prayer begins.

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