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16 Feb 2018 description

Although European and African efforts to reduce irregular migration have successfully lowered overall numbers entering Europe, some migrants are transiting increasingly hazardous smuggling routes across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea, risking human rights abuses and indefinite detention. The UN’s voluntary humanitarian return program assisted over 19,000 migrants to return to their home countries from Libya in 2017, up from around 3,000 assisted migrant returns from Libya in 2016. An estimated 400,000–700,000 migrants live in detention in Libya.

07 Jun 2017 description

Total number of Syrian refugees in the region: 5,069,463 (UNHCR, Government of Turkey May 11, 2017)

13.5 million people are estimated to be in need of assistance in Syria, including more than 6.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), in addition to significant reported displacement since Sep. 2016. (Source: UN OCHA, Sep. 2016)

09 Mar 2017 description

Syrians fleeing conflict and violence are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.

22 Feb 2017 description

Syrians fleeing conflict and violence and insecurity are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.

07 Dec 2016 description

Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

*These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation

02 Sep 2015 description

In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.

09 Jun 2014 description

9.3 million people are estimated to be in need of assistance inside Syria, including more than 6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). (Source: UN OCHA, March 26, 2014)

Number of Syrian refugees by country Lebanon 1,090,538 (UNHCR, June 3, 2014)

Palestinians from Syria registered with UNRWA: 53,070 (UNRWA, May 25, 2014)

Turkey 765,369 (UNHCR, June 2, 2014)

Jordan 594,381 (UNHCR, June 4, 2014)

Palestinians from Syria registered with UNRWA: 13,836 (UNRWA, May 25, 2014)

Iraq 225,409 (UNHCR, May 15, 2014)

26 Feb 2014 description

Reaching Syrians in need

Civilians inside Syria are paying the heaviest price for the conict. The U.S. government is working with the United Nations, as well as international, non-governmental, and local Syrian organizations, to reach the more than 6.8 million in need of aid inside Syria and over two million who have ed to neighboring countries. U.S. assistance provides food, shelter, and medical care to children, women, and men aected by the conict. The United States is the single largest contributor of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

31 Dec 2013 description

9.3 million people estimated to be in need of assistance inside Syria, including more than 6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) (Source: UN OCHA, Nov. 4, 2013)

05 Aug 2013 description

Syrians fleeing conflict and violence are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies official camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the four neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa, and the UN’s estimate of how many people are displaced inside Syria.