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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 28 April 2014

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● On 26 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 220.242 AFAD reported that during the period of 24-26 April 2014, a total of 543 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 803 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

● According to the official figures reported by local authorities, the number of non-camp Syrians registered and enumerated in 10 provinces where the 22 camps exist and Mersin where 8,000 Syrians were reported issued ikamets, reached over half a million. Reportedly more than 50% of this half million are registered by the police, including those with ikamets (temporary residence permit). When the camp population is added, the total number of registered and enumerated Syrians reaches over 722,000.

● Among the 11 provinces where Syrians are registered and enumerated by the local authorities, Gaziantep has the highest non-camp population (30%) while Sanliurfa hosts the highest camp population in its 4 camps. Hatay with 5 camps hosts 2% of the overall camp population and 16% of the non-camp refugees registered so far. When compared with the local population, Kilis hosts the biggest Syrian population which is over 72,000 registered including those accommodated in two camps.

● As a follow up on UNICEF training on TOT (training of trainers) for Syrian teachers, four of the trainers in Kilis Oncupinar camp provided training to 156 Syrian teachers in the camp on 26 April 2014. The trainees were provided a certificate of participation signed by Ministry of Education of Government of Turkey and UNICEF Representative. The same training was also provided to the teachers in Elbeyli camp and all four camps of Gaziantep namely Islahiye, Karkamis , Nizip-1 and Nizip-2.

● On 27 April 2014, German President Joachim Gauck visited Kahramanmaras Camp that hosts more than 15,000 Syrians. The president praised the support provided by the Government of Turkey to Syrian refugees, and visited the "child friendly space" in the camp which is supported by UNICEF and run by Turkish Kizilay where he talked with Syrian children. The German President was accompanied by his wife who is the president of the UNICEF National Committee in Germany.