Syrian refugees in Turkish camps reach 200,000

Syrian refugees escaped from civil war are sheltering in 14 tent cities and 5 container cities.

Syrian refugees in Turkish camps reach 200,000

World Bulletin / News Desk

Number of Syrian refugees sheltering in camps in Turkey exceeded 200,000, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said on Tuesday.

Refugees escaped from Syrian civil war are sheltering in 14 tent cities and 5 container cities, according to AFAD.

"15,249 refugees are living in Hatay, 34,076 in Gaziantep, 37,931 in Kilis, 59,785 in Sanliurfa, 14,928 in Kahramanmaras, 8,720 in Osmaniye, 9,996 in Adiyaman, 11,862 in Adana, 3,061 in Mardin and 7,092 in Malatya”, according to AFAD.

All refugees' needs, from foods and water to medical care, security, education etc. are provided in coordination of AFAD.

According to official information, 406,103 Syrians have entered Turkey so far, while 203,110 of them later returned to their country. 410 Syrian refugees actually are in hospital care.

More than 2 million Syrians were forced to seek shelter abroad since Syrian civil war began in March 2011, UN said, adding that 97 percent of whom are living in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. Also, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in almost three years of conflict.

Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2013, 09:55
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