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]
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]
- Regional Focus: Syria (20 Nov. 2014)