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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 24 April 2014

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● 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 220.889 AFAD reported that during the period of 21-23 April 2014, a total of 619 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 164 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

● The Women Committee in Akcakale continues to organize seminars with camp residents on various topics, including "violence against women". The Committee members informed their appreciation for the poster against minor marriage and reportedly they started to receive positive feedback as people had started to discuss the issue among themselves.

● In Nizip camp, the officials informed that the number of Syrians in the waiting area decreased to 83 after the transfer of around 350 persons to Nusaybin last week. The camp management informed that they will try to accommodate the remaining ones (83 people) in the camp, however they will no longer admit anyone (not even as guests/visitors), due to shortage of capacity.

● In Nizip-2 camp the officials informed UNHCR that they are referring 150-200 persons to the state hospitals in Nizip town and Gaziantep on a weekly basis. Reportedly some of these referrals are with chronic diseases (dialysis, diabetes, high blood pressure etc.) and are receiving follow-up treatments. One of the cases with dialysis is even provided equipment in his prefab and closely followed up by the camp doctor.

● At the national Children's Day Holiday on 23 April the Gaziantep Governorate hosted Children Festival celebrations with the participation of children from all over the world. The Gaziantep AFAD Provincial Directorate invited and hosted 10 Syrian children (5 girls and 5 boys) from each camp. During the festival, the products of the vocational courses in Nizip camps were displayed to raise awareness on Syrians. Reportedly a charity bazaar is to be organized in June by provincial authorities and AFAD for the sale of the products to raise awareness on Syrian refugees in Turkey.