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2,500 Syrian children born in Turkish refugee camps

February 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Anadolu Agency reported that the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey has confirmed the birth of 2,500 children in the Syrian refugee camps across Turkey since the first flow of Syrian refugees in May 2011.

Officials from the Presidency said that the Turkish authorities are providing families with the necessary support, including health care for new-borns. Parents of new-borns with birth defects or handicaps resulting from the incidents in Syria are referred to specialised treatment centres in Ankara or Istanbul.

Marwa Ahmad, a Syrian refugee, confirmed that she had given birth in one of the field hospitals at the refugee camp a month ago and commended the quality of health services she was offered and the attention she and her new-born received from the doctors.

Many Syrians name their children Rajab, Tayeb, Erdogan or Amina as an expression of their appreciation of the aid provided by the Turkish government to the Syrians.