The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization hosted a very special and meaningful exhibition for nature and humankind in its own building. The exhibition was organized with the collaboration of ÇEVKO, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), within the project “Spreading Recycling Awareness at Syrian Refugee Settlement Areas” in Şanlıurfa and Kilis. The exhibition consisted of pictures drawn by refugee children and the handicrafts made from recyclable materials by the refugee women.

Secretary General of ÇEVKO Foundation, Mete İmer said, “For the educational activities carried out by the local governing body, university, and civil society, informative tools, theatre plays and computer games have been used. Waste containers were placed at six temporary accommodation camps in order for the packaging waste to be collected separately from other waste. All necessities were obtained from the project region, thus contributing to the area economy. Most of the refugees at the temporary camps in Şanlıurfa and Kilis were educated on recycling. This exhibition is a proof of how much importance the refugees have given to the subject of recycling.”