50,000 Syrians who have sought refuge in neighboring Turkey

Thursday, August 09 2012 @ 11:36 pm UTC

Syrian refugees in Turkey come to 50,000 , according to figures provided by the Turkish authorities to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Of those victims of gun violence, some 47,000 have passed through the registration process of the humanitarian agency, said on Thursday the spokeswoman Fatoumata Kaba Lejeune, in Geneva.

"We're definitely seeing an increased number of refugees arriving in Turkey , "the spokesperson acknowledged, but could not confirm that there was a dramatic increase due to the fierce fighting in Aleppo , 50 kilometers from the Turkish border. Some battles that take place since the beginning of the conflict between government forces and rebels.

The crossing to Turkey last week an average of 400 to 600 people a day. According to Lejeune-Kaba the number of refugees has grown to be double .

On the Turkish side of the border have risen eight refugee camps to accommodate the Syrians have fled the war and that nearly half are under age.

The UN humanitarian agencies and NGOs supporting the Turkish government to meet their needs.

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