As of the date July 22, 2013, There are 201.067 Syrian Citizens at our Accommodation Centers 22 July 2013
(22 July 2013)
As of today, there are 201.067 Syrian citizens staying at the 14 Tent Cities, 1 Temporary Admission Centre and 6 Container Cities established by Prime Ministry AFAD for those coming from Syria.
The daily humanitarian needs and health services of nearly 300 thousands Syrian citizens, who live outside the camps in various provinces of Turkey, have being provided with the coordination of AFAD.
AFAD has erected a total of 14 tent-cities, with 4 in Hatay, 2 in Şanlıurfa, 3 in Gaziantep, and 1 each in Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye, Adıyaman Adana and Mardin along with 6 container-cities with 2 in Kilis, and 1 each in Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Hatay and Gaziantep.
Due to the population movements caused by the internal conflicts that started in the April of 2011 in Syria, more than 345 thousands Syrian citizens have been living in the camps that have been erected by Prime Ministry AFAD in 10 provinces, where all their humanitarian needs are being met.
Under the coordination of AFAD, relevant agencies and organizations provide shelter, food, health, security, social activity, education, worship, translation & interpretation, communication, banking and other services at the tent-cities and container-city.
At the container-cities and tent-cities, Syrian citizens entering our country continue to be provided with 3 hot meals every day.
Within the scope of education services 27.640 Syrian students have studied in 526 classes. As of the date of July 19, 2013 4.736 ambulatory care services have been performed in field hospitals and mobile health units in camps. Until now 4.736 babies were born in camps. Also more than 1.2 million ambulatory care services have provided so far today.
To date, a total of 345.352 Syrian citizens have entered Turkey.
To date, a total of 144.285 Syrian citizens have returned to their countries.
As of today, the number of Syrian citizens staying in Turkey are as follows: 15.371 in Hatay, 32.370 in Gaziantep (9.042 in İslahiye, 7.461 in Karkamış and 15.867 in the Nizip accomodation centres), 22.839 in Kilis (13.570 in Öncüpınar and 9.269 in Elbeyli Beşiriye container cities), 79.176 in Şanlıurfa (36.521 in Ceylanpınar, 29.293 in Akçakale tent-cities and 13.362 in Harran Kökenli container-cities), 15.160 in Kahramanmaraş, 8.037 in Osmaniye, 9.933 in Adıyaman, 10.142 in Adana, 1.808 in Mardin and 5.704 in Malatya.
There are 397 sick and wounded with 130 attentdants, currently in hospitals.
With those in hospitals, there are overall 201.067 Syrian citizens at the accommodation centres.
Hereby respectfully announced to the public.
Press and Public Relations Consultancy
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