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Number of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey continues to rise, UN agency reports


14 January 2013 – The total number of Syrians seeking refuge in camps in Turkey from the ever-worsening violence of their country’s civil war has risen to over 153,300 persons, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
“This is about a 3 per cent increase since the year-end figures of 2012,” the Office of the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a situation report that cites Turkish Government figures that show that 153,307 persons were currently registered in 14 camps in seven provinces of the country.
During the past two weeks 3,266 Syrians were admitted to Turkey from ...