900,000 Syrian refugees now in Turkey

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900,000 Syrian refugees now in Turkey
Ankara, March 10: The number of Syrian refugees taking shelter in Turkey is nearly 900,000, a UN official said Monday.

Ayman A. Abulaban, a representative of the Unicef for Turkey, told reporters in Ankara that 700,000 of the Syrian refugees are living outside of camps, reported Xinhua.

There are 21 camps for Syrian refugees near Turkish cities close to the Syrian border.

In collaboration with the Turkish government, Unicef has helped build schools and provide training for Syrian teachers both inside the refugee camps and outside.

About 3.5 million people have fled Syria, Abulaban said.


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