A new camp to be set up for displaced Syrians

Published 11.11.2014 00:00
Updated 11.11.2014 15:50
A new camp to be set up for displaced Syrians

The Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has moved to expand a camp for displaced Syrians in Kilis, a southern Turkish province bordering Syria.

The camp, dubbed the "container city" as it is composed of shipping containers converted into housing units, will be adjacent to an existing container city in Öncüpınar district of Kilis that houses 15,000 displaced Syrians. New housing units will accommodate some 10,000 Syrians.

Kilis is home to over 100,000 Syrians, according to reports in the Turkish media. Two container cities operated by AFAD in the province host 37,578 displaced Syrians alone.

The country is home to nearly 1.6 million Syrians and 221,447 Syrians living in tent camps and container cities.

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