Turkey 2012

CERF provides $2 million for refugees in Turkey

Unrest in Syria has lead to the displacement of thousands of people fleeing violence into the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

To date, the Government of Turkey, with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has led the response to the population influx. Camps providing shelter to some 24,000 refugees have been established in ten locations where their food, accommodation and medical needs are met.

During March and April 2012, a mass influx of an additional 15,000 people into Turkey prompted the Government to request international assistance.

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