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27 Sep 2018 description


As the conflict in Syria entered its eighth year, neighbouring countries continue to show great generosity in shouldering the weight of the crisis in terms of hosting refugees. As of June 2018, over 5.6 million Syrian refugees were registered in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Nevertheless, host countries continue to contend with mounting demographic, economic, political, security and social pressures. Across the region, borders and admission practices remained closely managed, affecting the displacement ability of many individuals.

18 Apr 2018 description
report European Commission

Seven years of war in Syria have taken an enormous toll on the civilian population in the country, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II.

11 Jan 2018 description

Compendium on Good and Innovative Practices in the Regional Response to the Syria and Iraq Crisis: Volume II launched by UNHCR-UNDP Joint Secretariat

Jan 11, 2018 | News, Press Release

21 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 18 December 2017, the UNICEF 2017/18 winter response in Syria and Syrian refugee host countries reached over 630,000 children but remains 58% underfunded (out of US$72 million appeal) and 880,000 children remain in dire need for support.

04 Nov 2017 description

Bonn – The German Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today concluded a meeting of policymakers and experts on creating jobs and economic opportunities for refugees and communities hosting them in neighboring countries.

03 Apr 2017 description
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Regional Overview

During 2016, refugees from Syria in the region and communities hosting them continued to require protection and assistance, with complex and evolving needs.

06 Feb 2017 description

After visiting Jordan and Lebanon, Priti Patel welcomed progress for Syrian refugees but warned that more intrenational help was needed.

03 Feb 2017 description

A new digital platform designed to link Syrian refugees with potential employers worldwide was launched, according to the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), helping refugees overcome barriers such as language and lack of connections in local job markets.

The platforms allow employers worldwide to advertise jobs to target Syrian refugees who can register with the platform with their resumes, and cover letter. The platforms users can also apply to jobs worldwide and compete in the recruitment process.

06 Jan 2017 description

Fatima and Zahed escaped Syria to Turkey in the fall of 2014, after war destroyed their homes in Kobane, Syria. Zahed, 34, had been a primary school teacher in Kobane. Fatima, 28, was also interested in teaching. “I was in my first year at the University of Aleppo, and working part-time in a school.” The war interrupted her plans.

13 Jul 2016 description


For over a decade, the Global Risks Report series has shed light on the increasing interconnectedness and rapidly evolving nature of global risks. As of its 2015 edition, the Report has put forward actionable solutions to address global risks, the scope of which is beyond the domain of just one actor.

01 Mar 2016 description

March 15 marks 5 years since the start of the war in Syria. Please feel free to use this Q&A with Kevin Hartigan, CRS’ regional director for the Middle East, as part of any coverage of this ongoing crisis. Kevin oversees CRS’ assistance to more than 925,000 war-affected Syrians across the Middle East and Europe and is available for interviews.

03 Feb 2016 description

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 3 (UNHCR) – More than 70 heads of state, the UN Secretary General, heads of international organizations, NGOs and private sector representatives are gathering in London this week for a key conference to pledge their support for the growing aid needs of the Syrian people.

10 Sep 2015 description

Marseille, France – 60 decision-making representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and European countries affected by the refugee crisis, development and financing partners, practitioners and technical experts on fragility and conflict gathered in Marseille today to discuss the long term development implications of the refugee crisis in the Mashreq, where more than 4 million refugees are displaced.