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Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian refugees - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 11 - 17 July 2013

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Access to safety in the region has become more difficult for Syrians trying to flee the conflict, joining the close to 1.8 million Syrian refugees known to UNHCR in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

  • Sectarian clashes continue to intensify in Iraq. Multiple border crossing points remain closed, slowing new refugee arrivals from Syria to a trickle.

  • In Egypt, a number of passenger flights from Syria were turned back last week following a decision to impose visa requirements and security clearance for Syrians.

  • Authorities in Turkey and Jordan are carefully managing their borders with Syria, mainly due to national security concerns.

  • The conflict is steadily creeping into Lebanon, the only country whose borders remain completely open and which has to date taken in more than 600,000 registered refugees.

  • Jordan - A new registration centre was opened in Amman on 7 July. UNHCR registered 1,400 Syrian refugees on the opening day. The new centre will enhance registration capacity and expedite the clearance of the existing registration backlog.