10 December 2014

Regional Focus: Syria, incl. Resettlement


The UNHCR Pledging Conference on Resettlement and Other Forms of Admission for Syrian Refugees was held yesterday in Geneva. One of the aims was "to increase the number of places available to Syrian refugees in resettlement countries in areas such as Europe, and North and South America."  The result: "After today's pledges and indications of future commitments, UNHCR expects the total number of places for Syrian refugees available in the coming months to reach 100,000."  A coalition of NGOs had called for governments "to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighboring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015."

For more information, see:

In Search of Solidarity: Resettlement and Other Forms of Admission for Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, Dec. 2014) [text]

Left Out in the Cold: Syrian Refugees Abandoned by the International Community (Amnesty International, Dec. 2014) [text]
- See also related facts & figures.

Resettlement of Refugees from Syria (Oxfam et al., Dec. 2014) [access]

Other publications:

Amid the Debate Over a Buffer Zone, Challenging Questions on How It Would Work (Syria Deeply, Dec. 2014) [text via Brookings]

Jordan: Vulnerable Refugees Forcibly Returned to Syria (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2014) [text]

Mental Health/Psychosocial and Child Protection for Syrian Adolescent Refugees in Jordan (Unicef & International Medical Corps, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Gendering Violence through Johan Galtung (e-International Relations, Nov. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (20 Nov. 2014)

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