Turkish Red Crescent and UNHCR sign cooperation protocol

Within the framework of providing accommodation for more than 90,000 Syrians in Turkey, the Turkish Red Crescent and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a cooperation protocol on Wednesday in a signature ceremony which was also attended by Ahmet Lutfi Akar, President of the Turkish Red Crescent, and Carol Batchelor, UNHCR representative to Turkey.

Speaking at the ceremony, Akar said that UNHCR wanted Turkey to manufacture 18,500 tents to be used by Syrian shelter seekers in Turkey. Reportedly, the tents are worth $15.4 million.

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