● On 21 April 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 221,371. AFAD reported that during the period of 20-21 April 2014, a total of 73 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 164 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.
● In Midyat, local authorities informed that the estimated number of Syrians living in Midyat town is about 5,000. The Religious Affairs Office is planning to allocate the Quran courses premises to be used as a kindergarten in case of need and the Offiece is in contact with the Ministry of Education to provide monthly allowance to the teachers working in the schools.
● Camp officials in Midyat camp informed that the school being built by UNICEF is close to finalization. The current semester classes will end the first week of June and the new prefabricated school will be opened for use for the next year semester.
● In Nizip, the religious affairs office continues to provide food packages to non-camp families living in Nizip town. The assistance is reportedly based on the private donations and they are assisting about 3,077 families. In addition to the food packages, the religious affairs office in Kilis also provides hot meals to around 70 persons who have been living in the park next the bus station. Reportedly these are the people who were transferred to Nusaybin camp but refused to stay in Nusaybin and returned to Nizip. UNHCR is following up with the authorities on this group staying in the park.
● In Kiziltepe, the CATOM center (Multi Purposes Community Center) reported that they have included Syrian women in their activities and courses as guest trainees. The center provides training on vocational courses, language classes and various topics such as women's rights, breast cancer, internal diseases by professional experts doctors, psychologist, lawyers etc.
Reportedly there is not a significant language barrier since most of the Syrian women are Kurdish and the trainers are Kurdish speakers. Syrians women who have ikamets are issued certificates of attendance while others are admitted on guest status. Reportedly about 15 Syrian women are attending the classes.