Number of Syrian refugees in Turkish camps exceeds 100,000

AFAD said in a statement there were now 100,363 Syrians at more than a dozen camps in Turkish provinces along the border.

Number of Syrian refugees in Turkish camps exceeds 100,000

World Bulletin / News Desk

The number of Syrian refugees housed in camps in southern Turkey has exceeded 100,000, the Turkish disaster management agency (AFAD) said on Monday, a level beyond which Ankara had previously said it would struggle to accommodate more.

In a written statement released Friday, AFAD reminded that there set up 5 tent cities in Hatay, 2 in Sanliurfa, 3 in Gaziantep and one each in Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras and Adiyaman and one container city in 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 more than 143,140 Syrians entered Turkey and that 42,777 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will.

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

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ekim 2012, 13:52