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25 Feb 2015 description

Turkey is hosting more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Even though official registration allows refugees – of whom roughly 70% are women and children – to access primary education free of charge, around 100 000 children are out of school in Turkey. UNICEF, with EU Children of Peace funding, has established an incentive scheme for teachers to help provide quality education to refugee children.

"It was like a festival," says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey.

26 Jan 2015 description

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Monday 26/1/2015 - 13:28 GMT

Turkey on Sunday opened its biggest-ever refugee camp to host thousands of Syrian Kurds who fled an onslaught on the town of Kobane by Islamist militants, Turkey's emergency management agency said.

The camp, located in the Turkish border town of Suruc, will initially house a relatively small number of refugees, but will eventually be able to accommodate up to 35,000 people, an official told AFP on Monday.

26 Dec 2014 description

INTRODUCTION

The overall protection and assistance response in Turkey is firmly run by the Government. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Turkey established an efficient emergency response and declared a temporary protection regime for Syrian refugees, ensuring protection and assistance in 22 camps, set up by the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).

02 Oct 2014 description

UNHCR Response

The fifth airlift has landed on 30 September early afternoon carrying 27,000 mats.

UNHCR met with the coordinator of AFAD for the Suruç region and the AFAD warehouse coordinator to discuss the distribution of UNHCR donated relief items. The objective of the meeting was to make sure the distribution mechanisms in place guarantees an accurate and effective distribution of items to all persons of concern.

Arrivals and Returns

01 Oct 2014 description

When Faud al-Shiekh Sanaa, a gaunt master teacher from Aleppo, made his way to Turkey with throngs of other refugees from Syria in July 2012, he immediately set about registering children for school. Classes back home would have started in September, and there was little time to waste.

By November, with backing from international and Turkish charities, the governor of Kilis Province had presided over the opening of the “Culture Center for Syrians.”

30 Sep 2014 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: 1 July to 26 September 2014.

Appeal target: CHF 42.1 million in cash, kind, and services to support the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) until December 2015 to extend humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of some 250,000 people seeking assistance and protection.

22 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

● 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.

17 Sep 2014 description

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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.

11 Sep 2014 description

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● On 10 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 220,080. AFAD reported that from 09 to 10 September, a total of 577 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 840 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

03 Sep 2014 description

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● On 02 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 220,705. AFAD reported that from 01 to 02 September, a total of 511 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 285 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

29 Aug 2014 description
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● On 28 August, 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 219,716. AFAD reported that from 28 to 29 August, a total of 697 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 375 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

28 Aug 2014 description
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● On 27 August, 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 219,369. AFAD reported that from 26 to 27 August, a total of 1,062 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 668 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

28 Aug 2014 description

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● On 27 August, 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 219,369. AFAD reported that from 26 to 27 August, a total of 1,062 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 668 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

26 Aug 2014 description

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

Ensuring meaningful access to education for refugees requires both the creation of the physical spaces needed for education as well as providing the support and skills needed in order for children and youth to benefit fully from the lessons that they attend. Ahead of the 2014/2015 school year, UNICEF – in partnership with AFAD - continues to support the construction of prefabricated schools and equipping non-camp schools with tents, furniture and air conditioning units.

25 Aug 2014 description
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● On 14 August, 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 218,806. AFAD reported that from 23 to 24 August, a total of 1,205 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 787 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.