● On 24 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 220.708 AFAD reported that during the period of 23-24 April 2014, a total of 64 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 255 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.
● In Ceylanpinar camp, the officials informed UNHCR that they had transferred around 110 Syrians from the waiting area to Nusaybin camp following an instruction from AFAD Ankara.
The camp officials added that due to capacity shortage they could only admit some 50 directly in the camp while others were offered to stay in the waiting area until space would be made available, which the refugees refused.
● The camp officials in Ceylanpinar informed that three of the rub halls in the waiting area will be removed and re-established in the area which is allocated for elderly and unaccompanied minors where such vulnerable groups will be provided special care. Reportedly the other four rub-halls in the waiting are will be converted to be used as visitors are and there will be no admissions to the waiting area due to shortage of space in the camp.
● In Karkamis, camp officials informed UNHCR that the number of Syrians in the waiting area is fluctuating between 200 and 230 persons The camp officials are trying their best to accommodate families in the tents of those who have left. The camp officials informed that there is a mobility among those who are in the waiting area, while some decide to leave after a while, there are also sometimes new arrivals. UNHCR Team talked to a newly arrived family, the female headed household with 14 members stated they arrived from Aleppo recently due to the unsecure situation.
● In Kilis Elbeyli camp, although the camp capacity is full, the camp officials informed that they have admitted a family of 6 people who approached to the camp spontaneously and have been waiting at the gate for the last 10 days. Reportedly due to the vulnerability of the family (pregnant woman and disabled husband), they were admitted to the camp and accommodated in a container that became available due to spontaneous departures and no-shows.