The total registered Syrian refugee population in Turkey stood at 735,864 (30% in camps; 70% outside camps) at the end of April 2014. Registration of non-camp Syrian refugees through mobile registration centres continues to yield positive results and this has to the rapid increase in the non-camp figures. Out of the 12 mobile registration units deployed in the field, 9 were fully operational by the end of April (in the provinces of Sanliurfa, Hatay, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Kilis and Adana) and more are yet to be deployed/operationalised. There has been a recorded 47% increase in the registered non-camp population since beginning of 2014. This brings to an overall registered Syrian population (camp and noncamp) increase to 31%.
Monthly arrivals in the refugee camps dropped significantly compared to the returns during the month of April. It should be noted that some of the refugees recorded as returns may not actually have departed from Turkey, but only moved to other cities.
Collating this information, however, remains a challenge.
Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Kilis and Hatay provinces continue to register the highest refugee numbers in both camp and noncamp locations.