200,012 Syrians in camps and 290,000 in cities currently live in Turkey

Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) announced Tuesday that there were 200,012 Syrians currently staying in tent and container cities in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.

In a written statement released Tuesday, AFAD reminded that they set up 5 tent cities in Hatay, 2 in Sanliurfa, 3 in Gaziantep and one each in Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras, Mardin, Adana and Adiyaman and two container cities in Kilis, and one each in Sanliurfa, Malatya and Gaziantep. 

The statement noted that tent cities in Kilis's Elbeyli Besiriye and Malatya's Beydagi as well as the container city in Mardin's Midyat were put into service and added that Syrian citizens were being placed into those accommodation centres.

AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey over two years were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, banking, translation services and communications. Syrian citizens are also provided meal three times a day, AFAD added.

Over more than two years of time, more than 330 thousand Syrians fled to Turkey so far and 290 thousand Syrians who live in the cities -- outside camps -- were also provided with health services and daily basic needs.

AFAD stated that under the education services, in total of 29,401 children and youth were receiving educational training. AFAD noted, so far 3,664 births were held under health services in the camps.

It was said that 332,830 Syrians fled to Turkey so far and 132,818 of them returned to Syria.

Adapted from Anadolu