Five years ago Menderes Arican quit his job and got together with friends to help Syrian refugees. Today, they run a warehouse on the edges of Istanbul storing donations for refugees.
About 7,000 people a week come to a warehouse on the outskirts of Turkey's biggest city. It handles donations including furniture, food, and clothing.
But with the large number of refugees in Istanbul, there's often not enough to go around.
TRT World 's Zeina Awad reports.