Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani are seen in a camp in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Nov. 13, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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With Turkey's government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday.Turkey, which hosts half of the 3.2 million refugees who have fled Syria, is shouldering the heaviest burden of what the report calls the world's worst refugee crisis in a generation. An estimated 1.6 million Syrian refugees have entered Turkey since the Syrian war began in March 2011 .So far, Turkey has spent about $4 billion on Syrian refugees and granted free health care to all Syrian refugees in the country. The report said while Turkey has an open-border policy for Syrian refugees, there are just two fully open crossings along its 900-kilometer (560-mile) border.
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