Scavenging and Social Marginalisation: The Case of Iraqi Scavengers in Sakarya, Turkey

  • Ibrahim Riyadh Abdul Jabbar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Novel Lyndon Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Scavenging; Health Risks, Survival, Sustainable Income, Waste Management.


Waste selecting has come an option for individualities in responding to the profitable challenge in order to give for themselves and families. Although this practice offers an occasion for tone- employment, there's also a concern that those who deal in waste may be exposing themselves and maybe their families to social smirch and health problems. The main ideal of this study is to explore the marginalization of Iraqi Scavengers in Sakarya, Turkey, more specifically their health and the hopeless state of lack of openings in Sakarya. To gain deeper perceptivity into the themes captured in the forenamed exploration questions; qualitative system of data collection through face- to- face interviews were conducted with actors named through intentional slice. Empirically, four central factors push actors into waste picking gambles severance, retrenchment, Lack of openings, and the need for stoked income. Also, we set up that although waste selectors continue the practice to sustain themselves and their families, waste selecting doesn't sufficiently offer sustainable income, bettered livelihoods nor reduced reliance on public social and health systems. There's a need to enhance the capacity of the lemon public health system to adequately feed for those who regularly need it’s with freights suitable and this study has shown that the nonstop practice of waste selecting is synonymous with ill health and pressure on public health systems.

How to Cite
Abdul Jabbar, I., & Lyndon, N. (2023). Scavenging and Social Marginalisation: The Case of Iraqi Scavengers in Sakarya, Turkey. International Online Journal of Language, Communication, and Humanities, 6(2), 70-82.