Refugees in the region
More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are
in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt:
Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million
refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in
Jordan hosts about 650,000 refugees from Syria,
which amounts to about 10% of the population
Turkey hosts 1.9 million refugees from Syria,
more than any other country worldwide
Iraq where 3 million people have been
internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts 249,463 refugees
Egypt hosts 132,375 refugees from Syria
The UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees is
just 40% funded.
Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable
Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just $13.50 per month or less
than half a dollar a day for food assistance.
More than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan living
below the local poverty line.
Conflict in Syria
Around 220,000 people have been killed and 12.8
million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside
More than 50% of Syria’s population is currently
In total, 104,410 resettlement places have been
offered globally since the start of the Syria crisis, which equates
to a mere 2.6% of the total population of Syrian refugees in
Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.
400,000 people in the five main host countries -
or 10% - are in need of resettlement according to the UN Refugee
Amnesty International is calling for at least 10%
of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees to be resettled from the main
host countries by the end of 2016
Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab
Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero
resettlement places to Syrian refugees.
Other high income countries including Russia,
Japan, Singapore and South Korea have also offered zero resettlement
Germany has pledged 35,000 places for Syrian
refugees through its humanitarian admission programme and individual
sponsorship; about 75% of the EU total.
Germany and Sweden together have received 47%
Syrian asylum applications in the EU between April 2011 and July
Excluding Germany and Sweden, the remaining 26 EU
countries have pledged around 8,700 resettlement places, or around
0.2% of Syrian refugees in the main host countries.