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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 
5,664,202
Last updated 01 Dec 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government of Turkey 
Registered Refugees from Syria - Breakdown by Country of Asylum JSON 
Nom du lieu Source Data date Population
Egypt UNHCR 31 Oct 2019
  2.3%
129,159
Iraq UNHCR 31 Oct 2019
  4.1%
234,831
Jordan UNHCR 1 Dec 2019
  11.5%
654,192
Lebanon UNHCR 31 Oct 2019
  16.2%
918,974
Other (North Africa) UNHCR 30 Nov 2018
  0.6%
35,713
Turkey UNHCR, Government of Turkey 27 Nov 2019
  65.2%
3,691,333

Resettlement Submissions of Syrian Refugees 2014 - 2019 JSON 
172,069
Last updated 31 Oct 2019
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 2016-2019 JSON 
216,719
Last updated 31 Oct 2019
Source - UNHCR 
Self-organized Refugee Returns to Syria by Year JSON 
* The numbers reported are only those monitored by UNHCR and do not reflect the entire returns.
** Data includes only those verified by UNHCR, General Security reported additional 1047 returnees from their Group Returns who were not known to UNHCR.
*** The figures following the re-opening of the border in October 2018 are tentative. UNHCR identifies returns based on departure lists regularly obtained from the Government.

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