28 Apr 2015
Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme said that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey could reach by the end of this year 2.5 million Syrians, so the expected arrival of another 804 thousand people from Syria, Although some Syrians may resort to Lebanon and Jordan. Clark finally opened the Regional Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees, in the Turkish city, Istanbul. Clark pointed out that Syria is living the biggest crisis in the world total number of its refugees in Turkey, 1.7 million Syrians at this time, and also resides 300 thousand Iraqi refugees on Turkish territory, reported that Turkey has so far spent $ 6 billion from its budget, while it do not get the support of the international community, but by little not to exceed $ 300 million. Clark called rich countries for a more active attitude towards the issue of refugees in Turkey. Clark is a previous New Zealand Prime Minister, second strongest candidate after Ban Ki-moon of the Secretariat of the United Nations.