January 20, 2017

As many as 177,568 babies have been born to Syrian refugees in Turkey over almost six years.

Sources in the Turkish health ministry told Anadolu news agency that about three million Syrians who are subject to the law of temporary protection benefit from health services free of charge across the country’s public hospitals.

According to the same sources, Turkey has established 65 specialized health centers to provide medical services for Syrian refugees while the health ministry will establish an additional 500 centers across the country.

During the period from April 2011 till the end of September last year, Turkish hospitals and health centers have treated millions of cases for the almost three million Syrian refugees living on Turkish soil.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170120-almost-180000-syrian-refugee-babies-born-in-turkey/.

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