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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to visit refugee camps in Turkey today as part of a regional tour for talks on the Syria crisis. Since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled their homes seeking safety and medical treatment from neighboring Turkey.
The influx of exiles is straining hospitals and camps, leaving many homeless, injured and unprotected against the frigid creep of winter and the reality of diminishing food and supplies.
Dr. Luay Alkotob just returned from an aid mission to Turkey with the Syrian American Medical Society. Dr. Alkotob and BBC Correspondent James Reynolds describe the Syrian refugee situation on the ground in Turkey.
For more, go to: http://www.thetakeaway.org/2012/dec/07/conditions-syrian-refugees-continue-worsen/