Number of Syrians in Turkey over 46 thousand

AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, translation services and communications.

Number of Syrians in Turkey over 46 thousand

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) has announced that there were 46,294 Syrians currently staying in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.

In a written statement released Monday, AFAD said that Syrians staying in Turkey were welcomed in Altinozu, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Apaydin and Karbeyaz towns of the southern province of Hatay, in southern provinces of Sanliurfa (Ceylanpinar), Gaziantep (Islahiye) and Kilis.

AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, translation services and communications.

AFAD said that 627 Syrians entered Turkey on August 5 and 6, and that 146 Syrians returned to Syria on their own, adding that so far, a total of 76,283 entered Turkey and that 29,989 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will.

Currently, 10,771 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 7,640 in Gaziantep province (Nurdagi-Islahiye), 12,033 in Kilis, and 15,469 in Sanliurfa province (Ceylanpinar), AFAD said.

338 Syrians, including 39 companions, are staying in various Turkish hospitals and receiving medical treatment, AFAD said.

Syrians are provided meal three times a day, AFAD also said.

Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2012, 14:38
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