96 Refugee Workers Lost Their Lives in Turkey in 2016

Afghan and Pakistani refugees waiting for daily work in Istanbul, Turkey, 12 July 2016

A report by the Assembly of Worker Health and Occupational Safety (İSİG) has indicated that at least 96 refugee workers lost their lives in Turkey in 2016. İSİG report has also showed that of 56 child workers who lost their lives last year, seven were refugees.

The most recent figures have showed a clear and consistent surge in the numbers of deaths among refugee workers in Turkey. According to the statistics, as death toll for the refugee workers in 2013 was 22, it has increased to 53 in 2014 and 67 in 2015.

“While the ratio of refugee worker deaths to all worker deaths was 2 percent in 2013, this figure increased to 3 percent in 2014, to 4 percent in 2015 and to 5 percent in 2016. Even only this figure has demonstrated that refugee labor is gradually increasing in our country. This situation has laid bare that the refugees is a new constituent in worker class and the union movement needs to develop a perspective in a way to organize the refugee workers”, the report said.

The names of the refugee workers who lost their lives are as follows:

Ali Alzeri, Ahmed Elfaris, Mohammed Abdul Majeet, Malik Goseni, Bruce Gordon İrving, Abdül Kuddüs Nazar Mehmet, Marvan Quays Saad, Zıaurrahman Zıaozbe, Abdulkadir Aftel, Bessam El Musa, Yaser Hikmet, Kervin Martin Pinerua Urbina, Muhammet Kasım, Mukadder Ali, Kasen Abdullah, Yasir Seyfettin, Ahmet Şıho, Fakhrıdın Dalıev, Abdullah Obeyt, Mohamed Alahmad Alsalıh, Abdullah Kerimi, Abdulkadir Aziz, Ali Muhammed, Abdurrahman İbrahim, Mahdi Shemshad, Violeta Khanieva, Mustafa Arzhelge, Ala Ğayda, Fedir Suprenenko, A.A., Ahmed El Hasan, R.M., T.A., Muhammed Necip, Muhammed Mahmoud Eşsilim, Nazirjon Rozikov, Abdulminem Ömer, Diyap Abid, Ali İlhan, A.E., Kadir Muhammed Simavi, Muhammed el Aşab, Rami el Aşab, Basil Halit, Kusay (Hüseyin) el Salih, Abdullah Haydar el Bargas, Vefa Muhammed, Sıdıka Müslim, Yusuf Akdi, Ahmet Şimmo, Muhammed Muhtar Muhayri, Havle El Halef, Niyazi Murtazalioğlu Aliyev, Aleksandre Akopashvili, Husein Al Husein, Karim Özbek, Oleksiy Voytsov, Sergi Kravchenko, Vazha Abduladze, Ahmet Elahmed, Ziya ., Arkadı Tabagua, Ketevan Mgeladze, Abdullah Rahmadi, Hüseyin Elisa Yahya, İbrahim Shafi, Ahmad Fayaz Sultani, Vyacheslav Kuprin, Kamil Cerruh, Muhammed Sefa, Ali Sefa, Hong Woo Shin, Muhammed Abdulvehab, Yasin Hammud, Adnan Farhan, Samir Harun, Ali el Derviş, Ammar Hachalef, Hikmet Ali, Ferhat Ali, Cuma Muhammed Sadun, Ammar Koç, Mendul Meryem, Ala Zuru, Qyun Un, Predrag Marjanovic, Gulnora Tuxtayeva, Abdalla Salih, Muhammed Albades, Çağrı Derow, Serhiy Mykhadyuk, Dmıtrıj Baskırov and four unidentified workers.

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