Saturday, December 1, 2012

UNICEF Syria Crisis Bi-Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report; (Turkey) 22 November 2012

Between 16-18 November,1,675 new arrivals from Syria were registered and accommodated in the camps, while 408 Syrians have reportedly returned to Syria voluntarily (source: UNHCR). The majority of new arrivals have crossed from Akçakale and Ceylanpınar borders. According to Ceylanpınar camp officials, during the period of 8-16 November, 6,368 Syrians were registered in the camp, and about 5,700 left the camp to stay with relatives.

The number of internally displaced Syrians along the borders of Hatay and Kilis has increased to approximately 25,000, according to local Turkish officials. NGOs providing assistance in the camps report that some of these IDPs are not willing to cross into Turkey, considering it safer to remain in the camps, where assistance is provided.

UNICEF submitted a proposal for 6.1 million USD to the European Commission, requesting support for education and child protection in the fourteen camps in Turkey.

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