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  • Since Friday 19th of September 2014, approximately 160,000 Syrian/Kurdish asylum seekers crossed into Turkey through 8 different crossings along the border near Mursitpınar (Turkey) and Ayn Al Arap (Kobani – Syria). Since the initial crossings on Friday, the official border crossings have been reduced to two (Yumartalık and Kestence) to ensure the controlled passage of people entering Turkey.
  • Current estimations indicate that approximately 60% of Syrians crossing into Turkey are children and 85% are women and children.
  • Since the beginning of the influx, UNICEF, together with the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) team on the ground, has distributed 2,064High Energy Biscuits (HEB) (20 packets per box) and water for all recently arrived Syrian refugees.
  • As of Sunday 21st September 2014, the General Directorate for Migration Management stated that they had registered approximately 5,000 Syrians.
  • As of Wednesday 24th of September, all children crossing into Turkey are receiving polio and measles vaccinations (0-15 years) at the two official border crossing points and registration centres. The Ministry of Health has expanded vaccinations in Suruc and the surrounding villages and districts to ensure that all children that are already living in these areas are vaccinated. UNICEF has offered support to the Ministry of Health to assist in the provision of vaccines or communication materials as required, based on their requests.

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