Turkish camps host over 220,000 Syrians
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
SANLIURFA – The number of Syrian refugees sheltering in camps in Turkey reached 220,100, Turkey's emergency management agency (AFAD) said on Wednesday.
Refugees from the Syrian civil war are sheltering in 16 tent cities and six container cities, according to AFAD.
"14,690 refugees are living in Hatay, 33,834 in Gaziantep, 37,689 in Kilis, 72,601 in Sanliurfa, 15,834 in Kahramanmaras, 9,363 in Osmaniye, 9,511 in Adiyaman, 11,414 in Adana, 8,122 in Mardin and 7,042 in Malatya”, according to AFAD.
All their needs; from food, water, medical care to security and education are met by AFAD.
According to official information, 482,744 Syrians have entered Turkey so far, while 262,644 of them later returned to their country. The number of Syrians receiving drop-in care exceeds 2.6 million.
More than two million Syrians were forced to seek shelter abroad since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011, the UN says. Ninety seven percent of these refugees are living in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.
More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in almost three years of conflict.
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