Monday, October 15, 2012
AFAD: Number of Syrian refugees exceeds 100.000
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRESIDENCY
(OCTOBER 15, 2012)
AS OF TODAY, REPUBLIC OF TURKEY HAS 100.363 SYRIAN CITIZENS
As of today, Republic of Turkey has 100.363 Syrian Citizens in 13 tent cities, a temporary reception center and a container city established by Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
5 tent cities in Hatay, 2 in Şanlıurfa, 3 in Gaziantep, 1 in Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye and Adıyaman, in total 13 tent cities, and a container city in Kilis, has a capacity to shelter 12.000 people, have been established by our Presidency.
Due to interior conflicts occured in Syria on April 2011, more than 140.000 Syrian Citizens have crossed the border till today and all kind of humanitarian aid supplies have been provided by Prime Ministry AFAD in camps for more than a year.
Sheltering, food, health, security, social activities, education, worship, translatorship, communication, banking and other services have been provided in tent cities and containers by related organizations and institutions within the coordination of our Presidency.
Our Presidency, which is authority organization to conduct cooperation in time of national and international disaster and emergencies on behalf of our country, has conducted the coordination in tent cities and container city.
The camps, have been established with allocation provided by our Presidency, include schools, mosques, centers of commercial, police and medical, press brifing agency, playing field for children, units for watching TV, reservoir, purification center, transformers and generators.
Three times a day, the supply of hot meals for Syrian Citizens in tent cities and container city is still ongoing.
•Until today, 143.140 Syrian Citizens have crossed the border.
•Until today, 42.777 Citizens returned to their country.
•As of today, 12.068 Syrian Citizens in Hatay, 17.237 people in Gaziantep ( 7.736 of whom are in İslahiye, 6.754 of whom are in Karkamış and 2.747 of whom are in Nizip), 12.789 people in Kilis, 30.934 people in Şanlıurfa ( 18.847 of whom are in Ceylanpınar, 12.087 of whom are in Akçakale tent cities), 14.620 people in Kahramanmaraş, 8.060 people in Osmaniye and 3.980 people in Adıyaman have been sheltered.
•675 people have been in hospitals, 573 of whom are injured and patients.
•Included the injured and patients, the total number of Syrian Citizens in our country is 100.363.
Deep respect and appreciate.
Press and Public Relations Consultancy
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