● On 29 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 220.403 AFAD reported that during the period of 28-29 April 2014, a total of 138 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 156 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.
● In Ceylanpinar, the camp officials informed that they are expecting to receive some 30 containers (approx. 13 sqm each). These could be used for each district for muhtars, as special care units for accommodation of the vulnerable people, mainly elderly people and unaccompanied minors and maybe for the management offices if needed. Reportedly the containers will be provided by Kizilay and both Akcakale and Viransehir camps will also be sent 30 each.
● UNFPA informed UNHCR that they are collaborating with the authorities in Sanliurfa to open two government run centers to provide counseling to non-camp Syrians on reproductive health issues.
If that proves not possible, alternatively a health professional would be employed and placed in the community center which IMPR is planning to open and another health professional would be placed in another center which will need to be identified by the governorate.
● In Sanliurfa, the governorate officials announced that they are renovating the soup kitchen and planning to open it by mid-June to provide hot meals to the vulnerable people. The soup kitchen will be run by the SASF of Sanliurfa governorate and will also include non-camp Syrians to benefit from the assistance.
● STL - Support to Life informed that they have distributed cards to over 700 vulnerable non-camp Syrian families living in Sanliurfa province for cash assistance. The amount of cash assistance will depend on the family size as the cards are loaded on a monthly basis (initially for 4 months) with 30 TL per person for food and 40 TL per family for non-food items (hygiene items etc.). Reportedly the assessment through house visits is still on-going and the project intending to reach about 1,000 families, approximately up to 6,000 persons to be provided assistance.