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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 08 May 2014

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● On 07 May 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,373 AFAD reported that during the period of 06-07 May 2014, a total of 217 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 167 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

● It was reported in the national media that fights have been intensified in Azaz (SAR) across the Kilis Oncupinar gate and reportedly several wounded people were brought to Kilis for medical treatment. UNHCR has been in contact with the authorities and closely follows the situation in case of any influx, but there has been no influx to Turkey reported so far.

● In Adiyaman, camp officials informed UNHCR that the number of new arrivals in the waiting area increased to 80. Reportedly 17 Syrians approached the camp in the last few days and claimed to have just arrived from Maari district of Aleppo. The camp management is trying to admit the people in the waiting to the camp whenever there are voluntary returns. Yesterday 2 families from the waiting area were admitted and accommodated in the camp.

● The camp officials in Nusaybin informed UNHCR that 206 Syrians were transferred from Karkamis and were admitted and registered in the camp. However the next day, more than 130 of them approached the camp management and requested to return to Syria. The camp management will conduct their voluntary return interviews and process their return in the coming week. In Viransehir the officials were informed of the planned transfer of around 600 Syrians who are currently accommodated in the municipality guesthouses in Istanbul. As of reporting day, there has not yet been any transfer of Syrians from Istanbul.

● In Islahiye, the officials continue to register the non-camp Syrians. Reportedly the number of registered Syrians reached over 6,000 of which about 385 are living in Nurdagi town of Islahiye. Reportedly about 5,000 of the registered Syrians were issued their ID cards which will allow them to have access to services (medical etc.). The local officials informed that the estimated number of Syrians in Nurdagi is about 1,000 and they will be working through the local muhtars to encourage the Syrians to approach to the registration office in Islahiye to get registered.