Öncüpınar Accommodation Facility

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Kilis refugee camp

Öncüpınar Accommodation Facility is a refugee camp for refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War located in Öncüpınar village in Kilis, Turkey, near the Syrian border.[1] Opened in 2012, it hosted 14,000 people in February 2014.[2]

The camp consists of 2053 containers, linked with brick paths. Several schools, kindergartens and playgrounds serve the camp's 2000 school children. The camp is fully operated by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency committee.[3]

Kilis was one of the six "container camps" opened by Turkey, which sought to offer a higher life quality than traditional tent camps.[3]

Each refugee family receives a total of $43 per person monthly via a "food card" system, which can be spent in the various shops operating in the camp.[4]


  1. ^ Ridgwell, Henry (13 September 2012). "Turkey shifts Syrian refugees from borders". Voice of America. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Turkish refugee camp 'nicest' in the world". World Bulletin. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp". New York Times. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Syria Regional Refugee Response". 25 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2014.[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 36°38′49″N 37°04′59″E / 36.64694°N 37.08306°E / 36.64694; 37.08306