Report on a survey of mobility disability among Syrian refugees living in Turkey

S. Abdulkerim, M. Albari, A. MacKenzie*, A. Thurston

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More than 5.6 million people have fled Syria since the start of the Civil War in 2011, seeking refuge in countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Turkey has approxi¬mately one percent of the world population but hosts nearly 15 percent of the global refu¬gee population. The country currently has 3.6 million Syrian refugees, the largest number of registered foreigners under temporary protection. In this paper, we report on the findings of VQF-25 Questionnaire, Mobility and Life-space Questionnaire that was distributed in 2020 to Syrian refugees living under temporary protection in refugee camps in Turkey. To date, there is very limited, if any, research specifically on mobility disability among Syrian Refugees in Turkey. The results show that far fewer women than men completed the questionnaires. 68% of respondents have a mobility score of between 6% and 58%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100059
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research Open
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021


  • Syrian refugees
  • mobility disability
  • VQF-25 Questionnaire
  • Mobility and Life-space Questionnaire


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