Turkey says 156,801 Syrians as of January 21 are registered as living in the country -- an increase of nearly 50,000 people since early November and all camps are reported to be operating at or above capacity -- and the figure is rising daily.
As the war has dragged on with brutal street fighting and air attacks by the Syrian military, many civilians have been killed or injured.
Refugees in Hacipasa say they feel abandoned by the international community. According to the town's mayor, while some Turkish groups are helping Syrian refugees, only one international group, a German aid organization, is currently in the town. UNHCR says it is working with the Turkish government to help support Syrian refugees.
"What is so urgent now is heating devices [for the winter cold], the basic food people need, especially flour, to make bread and other basic stuff like milk for children. This is so urgent. They need many things," the mayor explained.
Military shells from fighting just across the border have landed on the Turkish side raising tensions. A little further inside Syria is Aleppo, scene of some of the fiercest fighting.
Just getting to Hacipasa is perilous for Syrian refugees who have to endure cold winter weather, navigate around Turkish border guards, and avoid fighting between the army and the rebels.
Life in Hacipasa has been changed by the war which has come so close to the town -- the refugees need help and residents often hear the sounds of shelling or bombs hitting targets inside Syria.
Hasan, who declined to give his last name, was a furniture factory worker in Aleppo but fled the city after the war intensified, work dried up and prices sharply rose.
He then went to Darkush, Syria, but left again because of bombing, ending up in Hacipasa two months ago with his brother Tahsan, 23, an economics student. Both men occasionally find odd jobs when locals need men to carry shipments from one place to another or farmers need workers to harvest olives.
They have lost some friends and two cousins in the war and want to return home but say they will stay in Turkey until it's safe in Syria and the fighting has subsided.