National Geographic : 2014 Mar
TUrKey After bombs from a government air strike rained down, families fled their town of ras al Ayn, Syria, where the Free Syrian Army had been fighting these government forces as well as Syrian kurds. The villagers crossed into Ceylanpınar, Turkey, many with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The country currently shelters more than half a million registered Syrian refugees; roughly a third live in 21 camps. Turkey says it has spent two billion dollars to assist Syrian refugees and estimates that more than 150,000 in the country haven’t been officially accounted for.