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UNICEF says Turkey hosts 900,000 Syrian refugees

UNICEF says Turkey hosts 900,000 Syrian refugees

PanARMENIAN.Net - The estimated number of Syrian refugees that have taken shelter in Turkey is nearly 900,000, of whom 700,000 are living outside of camps, a UN official has said, while noting that the conflict in Syria has especially affected children, Hürriyet Daily News reported.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), working together with the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), is trying to provide education to Syrian children in Turkey.

“The most challenging part so far is how to reach Syrians living out of camps,” UNICEF Representative for Turkey Dr. Ayman A. Abulaban told the HDN.

In three years of conflict in Syria, 6 million Syrian children, both inside and outside of Syria, have been affected, Abulaban said, noting that more than 10,000 out of 100,000 Syrians killed in the country were children.

UNICEF is seeking to raise awareness on the problems of children who have suffered over the course of the three-year-old civil war.

Syrian children must remain at the top of the agenda of all those who are doing political work at the moment, Abulaban said.

“Children should not be a victim or a failure of politics, or a failure of the world to find a solution,” he said.

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