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Turkey + 1 other
CARE assessment team on the ground as over 60,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

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CARE

CARE is deeply concerned about the influx of around 66,000 refugees who have crossed the border to Turkey in the past days. "This is a major humanitarian emergency, with tens of thousands of people in need of shelter, food and water," says John Uniack Davis, Country Director of CARE Turkey.

With the giant influx of the past few days, CARE is currently assessing needs and coordinating with the Turkish authorities and other organisations to support the newly arrived refugees with food, safe drinking water and hygiene items.

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Voices in crisis: A monthly insight into the human rights crisis in Syria.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHER NEIL SAMMONDS SPEAKS WITH REFUGEES FROM SYRIA IN TURKEY

Musa has little more than the blanket he sleeps on in the yard of an old prison building. He moves the blanket across the dry earth every hour or so to try to keep it in the shade of thin trees.

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Turkey: Closing border crossings with Syria will put lives in jeopardy

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The Turkish authorities must ensure that the country’s borders are kept open to those fleeing conflict and human rights abuses in Syria and Iraq, said Amnesty International.

Turkey began to close some of its border crossings with Syria after 130,000 Kurdish refugees poured into the country in recent days fleeing the advance of the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS).

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 15 September 2014

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● On 14 September, AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey's Government, announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in the 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,110. AFAD reported that from 11 to14 September, a total of 337 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 567 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

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More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey

The latest total is a sharp increase on a figure of 104,000 given earlier Monday by Turkey's emergencies directorate. UNHCR on Saturday said as many as hundreds of thousands of refugees might flee.

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Syria Kurds battle jihadist advance as thousands flee

09/22/2014 15:33 GMT

Philippe Alfroy

MURSITPINAR, September 22, 2014 (AFP) - Kurdish militia fought to defend a key border town in northern Syria on Monday after 130,000 terrified residents fled to Turkey to escape an advance by Islamic State fighters.

Amid calls for a US-led coalition to support the Kurdish fighters with air strikes, the IS group issued a statement urging Muslims to kill Westerners whose countries have joined the campaign.

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

UNHCR and the Government of Turkey prepare for the possibility of hundreds of thousands more refugees arriving over the coming days as the battle for Kobani forces people - mostly Kurds - to flee.

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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

  • Kurds fear Islamic State attack on Syrian town

  • IS fighters have swept over villages in northern Syria

  • Some 60,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey - deputy PM (Updates number of refugees, adds mayor, more vox pop)

By Daren Butler

SURUC, Turkey, Sept 20 (Reuters) - About 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town.

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Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria : Mapping exercise on quality education for young refugees from Syria (12-25 years)

The Syrian crisis has uprooted the largest number of refugees in recent history. Half of the refugee population are children and young people forced to flee from home and rebuild their lives not knowing if or when return may be possible. It is clear that the initial emergency relief initiatives for Syria’s refugee crisis must now evolve to develop longer-term strategies. This mapping exercise focuses in on refugee youth education, a crucial yet often overlooked element in Syria’s humanitarian response. This report addresses the educational status of refugees from Syria aged 12-25 years.

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UNHCR statement on Turkey’s actions in allowing safe haven for civilians fleeing northern Syria

UNHCR applauds Turkey’s prompt action today in ensuring safe haven for and extending support to Syrian-Kurdish civilians seeking to cross its borders from new fighting in northern Syria in the area around the town of Ayn Al-Arab (also known as Kobane).

Some 4,000 thousand people had been massing along the border since Thursday after fleeing advances by militants on the town and surrounding villages over the past four days. With Ayn Al-Arab reportedly surrounded on three sides, there are concerns over possible further displacement in the coming days.

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Futures under threat: The impact of the education crisis on Syria’s children

From an almost 100 per cent enrollment rate, Syria has now descended to the second worst rate of school attendance in the world with 2.8 million children out of school.

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Funding shortfall forces WFP to announce cutbacks to Syrian food assistance operation

In Syria, the size of next month’s food ration will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be cut, the agency said.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 18 September 2014

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  • WFP is scaling back food assistance for Syrian refugees across the region from October as a result of funding shortfalls. Both the number of beneficiaries and the value of food vouchers will be reduced. As an example, monthly food assistance to around 440,000 Syrian refugees living in towns and villages in Jordan will be reduced from $34 to $16.

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Bulgaria: New Evidence Syrians Forced Back to Turkey

(Brussels, September 18, 2014) – Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said today based on accounts by victims.

Human Rights Watch documented three separate incidents of summary returns from Bulgaria to Turkey involving at least 43 people, all Syrians. These incidents are consistent with the pushbacks to Turkey and abuse of asylum seekers and migrants by Bulgarian authorities that Human Rights Watch documented in an April 2014 report.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 2 - 5 September 2014

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Syria: During the reporting period, IOM distributed non-food items to an estimated 2,959 vulnerable and displaced individuals hosted in El Ifraj camp and in Kafar Amim village in Idleb.

Iraq: Between 7 July and 2 September, 2,834 Syrian refugees received inter-camp transportation assistance from IOM.

Jordan: During the reporting period, IOM screened 267 Syrian refugees for Tuberculosis (TB) and identified four new TB cases.

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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 12 September 2014

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● On 11 September, AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey's Government, announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in the 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,240. AFAD reported that from 10 to11 September, a total of 580 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 683 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.