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Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey reaches over 177,000

English.news.cn   2013-02-08 18:39:46            

ANKARA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of 177,387 Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Turkey, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said Friday.

Turkey has established five tent cities and two container sites, said a statement issued by AFAD.

The statement claimed that all the humanitarian needs of displaced Syrians were met as Turkey provides sheltering, feeding, health care, security, social activity, education, worship, translation, communication and banking services in the camps.

There are schools, mosques, press information units, playgrounds, television watching units, water tanks, as well as trade, police and health centers, water refining centers and generators in the camps.

It said that 250,599 Syrians had entered Turkey so far and 73, 212 of them returned back to Syria.

Editor: Luan
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