225,000 syr­ian ba­bies born in Turkey since 2014

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

FaM­ily and So­cial Poli­cies Min­is­ter Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya said Friday that 225,000 Syr­ian ba­bies were born in Turkey be­tween Jan­uary 2014 and July 2017. Speak­ing dur­ing the open­ing of a cen­ter for or­phans at a refugee camp in Har­ran, Şan­lıurfa on the bor­der with Syria, Kaya said the hope was for the peace to de­scend to the en­tire re­gion and every in­di­vid­ual liv­ing as hon­or­able hu­man be­ings.

Con­demn­ing the world’s si­lence on the con­tin­u­ing Ro­hingya tragedy in Myan­mar, “It is when chil­dren are a sleep that you should be silent, not when they are be­ing killed,” Kaya said. The min­istry set up 26 mo­bile psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port cen­ters that had helped 120,000 peo­ple be­tween 2014 and 2016, she said. “508,000 Syr­ian chil­dren are go­ing to school in Turkey. And we will con­tinue to pro­vide the nec­es­sary so­cial, eco­nomic, psy­cho­log­i­cal, med­i­cal and other help to our Syr­ian guests as long as they need,” she said.

Fam­ily Min­is­ter Kaya met with Syr­ian chil­dren at refugee camp in Har­ran.

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