Syrians brave life outside crammed Turkish refugee camps

28 Mar 2014
Chicago Tribune

‘Chicago Tribune’ reports that more than 220,000 Syrian refugees are living in Turkish camps, but some three times that number struggle to exist outside them. Some try and eke out an existence around southeast Turkey, while others have traveled to Istanbul, where groups of Syrians begging on street corners or amid roaring traffic, their passports outstretched, have become a sadly familiar sight. The number of officially registered Syrian refugees has hit 900,000 and no matter how quickly Turkey builds new camps it can never keep up with demand. It now has 22 camps in 10 provinces.


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