UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 04 November 2013
● On 02 November 2013, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 21 camps in 10 provinces was 200,011 including 57 Syrians receiving medical treatment in hospitals. AFAD reported that during the 48hrs (01-03 Nov. 2013), a total of 811 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 824 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria. No information released on 03 Nov. 2013 by AFAD.
● On 02 November 2013, AFAD announced that since beginning of the Syria crisis, a total number of almost 400,000 Syrians had been received in camps, of whom 50% of them subsequently voluntarily returned to Syria . In addition to those in the camps, according to the information obtained from the local officials more than 310,000 non-camp Syrians have been registered or enumerated in 11 provinces in the southeast of Turkey. Out of the total number of 510,000 registered Syrians in the 11 provinces (camp and non-camp), a total of 85% are living in five provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay, Sanliurfa, Kilis and Mardin.
● As of end of October 2013, AFAD reported that more than 1,7 million medical interventions (polyclinic services) have been provided to Syrians in the hospitals in the camps. AFAD also reported that more than 27,000 adults have benefitted from the vocational courses in the camps since the beginning of the crisis. As of end of October 2013, almost 46,000 children are attending schools in the camps.
● In Islahiye camp, the school manager informed the UNHCR Field Team that they have prepared a software to record the children registered for school. Reportedly with this software, the teachers will keep track of the children's attendance to classes and when needed with the help of the social workers, they will reach the parents to identify the reasons of the children who dropped out and encourage them to send their children to school.
● Following a letter sent to the camp managements regarding the voluntary employment of Syrian doctors in the camps, officials informed that in some camps doctors started to approach the camps with relevant documents. However, some camp managers reported reluctance and concerns as some of the employment procedures still need further clarification. UNHCR is in contact with the officials in the field for more information on the process.