United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Otto Reygers

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Position Paper for the United Nations Development Programmed The topics before the United Nations (UN) High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are: Improving Basic Living Conditions in Refugee Camps/for Refugees; Guidelines for future crises; The Republic of Turkey looks forward to working multilaterally with Member States in addressing these issues at the upcoming conference.

I. Basic Living Conditions in Refugee Camps/for Refugees Turkey is the largest host country of refugees under UNHCR mandate worldwide. More than 2 million refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world live in refugee camps widespread over the Turkish land. However, this task has proven itself to be of great difficulty as Turkey struggles to provide adequate camps and facilities to the displaced. But this is not only a problem of the Republic of Turkey but a worldwide issue. Most refugee camps, which are cities of tents for millions of people do not have access to clean water and electricity or adequate facilities for personal hygiene. The living condit...

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