Turkey announces refugee data

Corabatir, said Monday 16,337 non-European people registered with the UNHCR as refugees in Turkey.

Turkey announces refugee data

A Foreign Relations Expert of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Metin Corabatir, said Monday 16,337 non-European people registered with the UNHCR as refugees in Turkey.

Speaking to the AA, Corabatir said that 16,337 non-European people included 10,350 displaced persons and 5,987 asylum seekers.

Those refugees who have entered Turkey are placed in one of 32 satellite locations in all corners of Turkey and are under the supervision of the Turkish Interior Ministry, Corabatir said.

Below is a table showing the numbers of refugees who have entered Turkey in the past five years:
 

 

  

YEAR IRAQIS IRANIANS AFGHANS SOMALIS TOTAL

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2005 1047 1716 364 473 3914

2006 724 2297 261 680 4553

2007 3470 1688 705 1125 7646

2008 6899 2113 2642 647 12981

2009 3763 1981 1009 295 7834

 

 

 

 

Below is a table showing an analysis of the careers of refugees in Turkey:

 

  

JOBS NUMBER

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LEGAL 11

RELIGIOUS OCCUPATIONS 17

POLICE OFFICERS 34

SKILLED WORKERS 1375

ARTISTS-WRITERS 760

WAITERS-BARTENDERS 71

ENGINEERS 107

SENIOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES 95

COMPUTERS 113

MEDICAL STAFF MEMBERS 122

REAL ESTATE AGENTS 123

COMMERCIAL EXPERTS 864

OTHERS 243

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 510

EDUCATION 266

DRIVERS 337

FARMERS 650

STUDENTS 823

HOME CLEANING 1642

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950. The UNHCR is an UN agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

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