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.

| | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Middle East, Turkey, Turkey-Syria border

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. 

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