Lost in Refuge – a documentary about the stories of Syrian refugees in Turkey

Eight years on, the war in Syria has taken a heavy toll on Syria’s people and left millions displaced both inside and outside of the country. The new online documentary ‘Lost in Refuge – the Turkey Edition’ portrays three Syrian refugees who are struggling to build a new life for themselves and their loved ones in Turkey.


More than 3.6 million Syrians live in Turkey making it host to the highest number of refugees in the world. However, when talking about displacement, too often we forget that there are real people behind the numbers and statistics.

The new documentary ‘Lost in Refuge – the Turkey Edition’ sheds the light on the lives of three Syrian refugees living in Turkey and gives them a platform to share their dreams, hopes and thoughts with the world.

The documentary, which is produced by the Danish Refugee Council and the European Union Humanitarian Aid, offers viewers the opportunity to get to know more about what it is like to be a refugee and paints a portrait of those who once felt lost in refuge, but stayed strong.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC), with funding from the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), is working to ensure that vulnerable refugees in Turkey are protected from harm and have access to their basic needs.

Find the documentary here

About DRC

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 40 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities throughout the displacement continuum.

About ECHO

The European Union and its Member States are the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid. Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need all around the world. It aims to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.

Through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department (ECHO), the European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and disasters every year. With headquarters in Brussels and a global network of field offices, the EU provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs.