The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants was established in Ankara on December 22, 1995 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization.
The primary goal of SGDD-ASAM is to create solutions to the problems that refugees and asylum seekers encounter in Turkey, to help them to fulfill their primary needs and to support them to provide access for fundamental rights and services. Since its establishment, SGDD-ASAM has been providing psycho-social support for asylum seekers and refugees coming from conflict zones. SGDD-ASAM aims to attract the relevant authorities’ attention to the problems of performs of refugees and asylum seekers by carrying our awareness raising activities.
Today, SGDD-ASAM carries out its works with its expert staff consisting of the personnel for case workers, psychologists, social workers, health educators and translators in 41 provinces with 46 offices.
SGDD-ASAM provides services to refugees and asylum seekers without discrimination on the grounds of language, religion, sex, race, sexual orientation and political ideology. Besides SGDD-ASAM contributes to the academic studies by analysing national and international crises for the purpose of forecasting national and international migration movements.
SGDD-ASAM is the implementing partner of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Turkey Office and a member of both Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures and UNITED for Intercultural Action