Turkey - precursor of the RFN concept
After having provided the refugees with hot food on the Greek island of Chios from mid-January to mid-February, we arrived at the conclusion that perhaps the best way to tackle the problem was at its root - in Turkey, where many of the war refugees arrive first. On the outskirts of Torbali, we were able to make the environment of about 1,200 refugees a bit more bearable. We repaired the roofs of the houses, introduced waste management, set up an infirmary ward, built dozens of traditional ovens, constructed a power supply, ensured water supply, and started a school. This was the birth of the RFN concept. Over time, we kept improving it until we reached the point where we can build the first fully fledged RFN village now.