Syria/Turkey: Syrian Refugees Protest Water Shortages at Kilis Camp

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

Syrian refugees at the Kilis Refugee Camp, on the Syrian-Turkish border, protested against water shortages. Four policemen and 10 refugees are reportedly injured.

@Fixer_Turkey, who describes himself as a freelance journalist, who works as a fixer/translator for foreign media in Turkey, tweeted:

@Fixer_Turkey: In Kilis camp where more than 11.000 Syrian refugee stay, around 500 refugees protested water problem, 4 policemen and 10 refugees injured

Kilis, a city in south-central Turkey, near the Syrian border, along with southern Hatay, Sanliurfa and Gaziantep, have set up camps to receive Syrian refugees, escaping the carnage in their country.

@Fixer_Turkey continues:

@Fixer_Turkey: Syrian refugees in Kilis did a protest in the camp demanding more water, they broke windows of management buildings and injured 4 policmen

He then shares a photograph of Syrian refugee children carrying plastic bottles and buckets to get water at the Kilis camp:

@Fixer_Turkey: Syrian refugee children going for drink water with plastic bottles and buckets in Kilis refugees Camp

Syrian refugee children getting water at the Kilis camp

Syrian refugee children getting water at the Kilis camp. Photograph shared on Twitter by @Fixer_Turkey

Turk4Syria confirms the incident:

@Turk4Syria: Hundreds of Syrians started protesting in container camp in Kilis last night, saying that they receive too little water. #Syria #Turkey

In a previous tweet, he explains:

@Turk4Syria: 1080 Syrian refugees have crossed the dangerous mine fields to enter Turkey via Kilis in the past 72 hours. #Turkey #Syria

As the turmoil continues in Syria, Syrian refugees who have escaped to camps continue to battle humanitarian conditions while they wait for security back home.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.


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