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Table 1 The Geographical Distribution of Syrian Refugees in Turkey (2013)

From: The impact of Syrian refugees on natives’ labor market outcomes in Turkey: evidence from a quasi-experimental design

  Number of refugees Ratio of ref. to native pop. (%)
      Ref. outside  
   Out of   Tot. ref. (a)/ camps (a)/ Tot. ref. (b)/
  In camps (a) camps (a) Total (a) population population population
Cities with camps
 Sanliurfa 73,295 45,000 118,295 6.6 2.5 9.4
 Gaziantep 32,696 90,000 122,696 6.7 4.9 11.9
 Kilis 27,247 10,000 37,247 29.0 7.8 38.1
 Hatay 15,404 60,000 75,404 5.0 4.0 12.6
 Kahramanmaras 14,970 10,000 24,970 2.3 0.9 4.1
 Adiyaman 9893 300 10,193 1.7 0.1 0.4
 Adana 9837 9500 19,337 0.9 0.4 2.3
 Osmaniye 8268 10,000 18,268 3.7 2.0 2.4
 Malatya 6440 200 6640 0.9 0.0 0.1
 Mardin 2336 35,000 37,336 4.8 4.5 9.0
  1. The table reports the figures for Syrian refugees in cities with camps. The data come from two different sources: (a) Syrian population as of June 2013. Data source is AFAD report “Syrian Refugees in Turkey, 2013 Field Survey Results” dated 2013. (b) Refugee population as of January 2014, for which the data are released by the Ministry of Internal affairs in August 2014. There are also significant amount of refugees in some cities without official camps. The names of these cities and the corresponding refugee shares within the city population can be listed as follows: Sirnak (4%), Batman (3.7%), Mersin (2.6%), Konya (2.2%) and Istanbul (2.3%). For the rest of the cities, the share of Syrian refugees is much below 1%