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Durable solutions for refugees from Syria are based on a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy which seeks to: i) support host country and community resilience; ii) enable refugee self-reliance, including access to services, legal work opportunities and livelihoods; iii) expand access to resettlement in third countries and other complementary pathways, and; iv) plan for the return of refugees to Syria, on a voluntary basis, when conditions for a safe, dignified and sustainable return are in place.
Registered Refugees from Syria JSON 
5,637,050
Last updated 12 Nov 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government of Turkey 
Registered Refugees from Syria - Breakdown by Country of Asylum JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Egypt UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  2.3%
131,504
Iraq UNHCR 31 Oct 2018
  4.5%
251,793
Jordan UNHCR 12 Nov 2018
  11.9%
673,414
Lebanon UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  16.9%
952,562
Other (North Africa) UNHCR 15 Mar 2018
  0.6%
33,545
Turkey Government of Turkey, UNHCR 8 Nov 2018
  63.8%
3,594,232


Resettlement Submissions of Syrian Refugees 2014 - 2018 JSON 
146,014
Last updated 30 Sep 2018
Source - UNHCR 
Due to limited resettlement places, and small number of the most vulnerable refugees are submitted by UNHCR for resettlement, including women and children traumatized by war, sick and injured civilians who cannot access adequate healthcare, and other victims who continue to be affected by the crisis. In 2017, resettlement submissions from 3RP countries reduced by 52% compared to 2016 due to limited resettlement places. In contrast, the number of registered Syrian refugees increased from 4.8 million (end-2016) to 5.6 million today. The number of refugees meeting resettlement criteria and severity of their vulnerabilities continue to escalate.
Resettlement Submissions of Syrian Refugees by Year JSON 
Self-Organized Refugee Returns to Syria 2015-2018 JSON 
107,871
Last updated 30 Sep 2018
Source - UNHCR 
Self-Organized Refugee Returns to Syria by Year JSON 
* Reflects return interviews monitored by UNHCR
** Reflects only returns verified by UNHCR. In addition, from January to September 2018, approximately 4,068 people returned to Syria in 26 group movements organized by the GSO. In September 2018 alone, 1,360 persons returned as part of these group movements. Number of individuals is based on lists provided by GSO. Exact number of refugees known to UNHCR is under verification

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