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In Pictures: Life in Atmeh camp
In a tent camp on a hill overlooking the Turkish border, Syrians displaced by the war live in dire conditions.
Last updated: 25 Jun 2014 13:05
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Planted on the Syrian-Turkish border, Atmeh camp is one of many housing displaced Syrians who have fled the violence in their country. The camp consists of a number of small tents that sprung up since the war intensified. The estimated population of the camp is 30,000 but it varies according to the vicissitudes of the fighting.  

A wave of families fled from the alleged chemical attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime on their village of Kafr Zaita in Hama city. The conditions in Atmeh are dire as most of the families don’t have tents or a place to live. 

More than 2.8 million Syrians crossed into neighbouring countries since the war started. The figure could reach 4.1 million by the end of the year according to UNHCR. 


/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Mohammed, 9 years old, fled Kafr Zaita along with his family after an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian forces that targeted their village.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

'I hate to live in a tent. I want to go to my home and play with my neighbours and friends. I want to go to my school to study but I'm scared of the bombing,' a child said.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Nearly 6.5 million remain displaced within Syria's borders.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera
The camp houses around 30,000 people.


/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

'I wash my children with unclean water and they drink from it. They became sick because of that,' a 30-year-old Syrian women said.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Despite the dire conditions, many people prefer to live in Atmeh camp rather than in Turkey. They say they cannot afford the rental and high living costs there.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera
There are no schools in the camp.


/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Most of the refugees in Atmeh come from the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo regions.



/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera
According to the UN, the number of people needing urgent help in Syria reached 10.8 million.


/Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

'We depend on foreign aid to survive. Recently Jabhat al-Nusra and a Turkish NGO distributed some food, sweets and toys for the children,' a Syrian man said.




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Mohammed, 9 years old, fled Kafr Zaita along with his family after an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian forces that targeted their village.

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(***)I hate to live in a tent. I want to go to my home and play with my neighbours and friends. I want to go to my school to study but I(***)m scared of the bombing,(***) a child said.

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Nearly 6.5 million remain displaced within Syria(***)s borders.

;*;The camp houses around 30,000 people. ;*;

(***)I wash my children with unclean water and they drink from it. They became sick because of that,(***) a 30-year-old Syrian women said.

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Despite the dire conditions, many people prefer to live in Atmeh camp rather than in Turkey. They say they cannot afford the rental and high living costs there.

;*;There are no schools in the camp. ;*;

Most of the refugees in Atmeh come from the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo regions.

;*;According to the UN, the number of people needing urgent help in Syria reached 10.8 million.;*;

(***)We depend on foreign aid to survive. Recently Jabhat al-Nusra and a Turkish NGO distributed some food, sweets and toys for the children,(***) a Syrian man said.

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Mohammed, 9-years-old, fled "Kafr Zaita" along with his family after an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian forces that targeted the village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/3899fde31d65984136058779b96120d6Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Mohammed, 9-years-old, fled "Kafr Zaita" along with his family after an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian forces that targeted the village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/020e8c0195f0da453138428fb1cf4941

"I hate to live in a tent.I want to go to my home and play with my neighbours and friends. I want to go to my school to study but I'm scared of the bombing" a child said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/020e8c0195f0da453138428fb1cf4941Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

"I hate to live in a tent.I want to go to my home and play with my neighbours and friends. I want to go to my school to study but I'm scared of the bombing" a child said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/f38513c1ed25a4f4a7afea91b6978b98

Nearly 6.5 million remain displaced within Syria's borders.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/f38513c1ed25a4f4a7afea91b6978b98Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Nearly 6.5 million remain displaced within Syria's borders.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/9d793d8581668388322997378a323df4

The camp houses around 30,000 people.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/9d793d8581668388322997378a323df4Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

The camp houses around 30,000 people.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/3adcd924c7e53aa5f28fa7cbab8abcf7

"I wash my children with unclean water and they drink from it. they became sick because of that," a 30-year-old Syrian women said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/3adcd924c7e53aa5f28fa7cbab8abcf7Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

"I wash my children with unclean water and they drink from it. they became sick because of that," a 30-year-old Syrian women said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/e5d77e82b12700ec412f5447b877777e

Despite the dire conditions, many people prefer to live in Atmeh camp rather than Turkey. They say they cannot afford the rental and high living costs there.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/e5d77e82b12700ec412f5447b877777eAhmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Despite the dire conditions, many people prefer to live in Atmeh camp rather than Turkey. They say they cannot afford the rental and high living costs there.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/ccae1d5f349e8ffed84de3e9d8b60574

There are no schools in the camp.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/ccae1d5f349e8ffed84de3e9d8b60574Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

There are no schools in the camp.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/a73ae1593012a72c0a386d0e88c5528f

Most of the refugees in Atmeh come mainly from the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo regions.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/a73ae1593012a72c0a386d0e88c5528fAhmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

Most of the refugees in Atmeh come mainly from the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo regions.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/832ea857096891f3f81d29450d3c1348

According to the UN, the number of people needing urgent help in Syria reached 10.8 million.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/832ea857096891f3f81d29450d3c1348Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

According to the UN, the number of people needing urgent help in Syria reached 10.8 million.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/1012ba1e6a91f6155d60da8c3643d9c8

"We depend on foreign aid to survive. Recently Jabhat al-Nusra and a Turkish NGO distributed some food, sweets and toys for the children" A Syrian man said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/%22_Atmah%22_Camp_Aleppo_/slideshow/no-caption/1012ba1e6a91f6155d60da8c3643d9c8Ahmed Deeb/Al Jazeera

"We depend on foreign aid to survive. Recently Jabhat al-Nusra and a Turkish NGO distributed some food, sweets and toys for the children" A Syrian man said.



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