Endorsed by the International Judo Federation - the program has been so popular, there are now 2,500 kids taking part in this camp alone and many of them are girls.

The Judo programme relies on charity and all of its teachers are volunteers.
The Judo programme relies on charity and all of its teachers are volunteers. (TRTWorld)

Martial arts are often thought of as being violent and rough - but at a camp on the Turkey-Syria border it has become a lifeline. 

Judo is being used to help Syrian refugee children recover from years of trauma, and it's proving so popular thousands are now taking part. 

TRT World's Kim Vinnell reports from the city of Kilis, on Turkey's border with Syria.

Source: TRT World