OVERVIEW
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 
5,012,020
Last updated 09 May 2024
Source - UNHCR, Government of Turkey 
Registered Refugees from Syria - Breakdown by Country of Asylum JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Egypt UNHCR 30 Apr 2024   3.1% 156,213
Iraq UNHCR 30 Apr 2024   5.6% 282,620
Jordan UNHCR 30 Apr 2024   12.7% 634,728
Lebanon UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   15.6% 779,645
Other (North Africa) UNHCR 31 Dec 2023   0.9% 43,278
Türkiye Government of Turkey 9 May 2024   62.2% 3,115,536

Resettlement Submissions of Syrian Refugees 2014 - 2023 JSON 
368,007
Last updated 29 Feb 2024
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 2016-2023 JSON 
395,191
Last updated 31 Jan 2024
Source - UNHCR 
Self-organized Refugee Returns to Syria by Year JSON 
*The numbers reported are only those verified or monitored by UNHCR and do not reflect the entire number of returns, which may be significantly higher.
**The General Directorate of the General Security of Lebanon (GSO) reported that an additional 103 individuals who were not known to UNHCR returned as part of the GSO-facilitated return movements.
***Since the re-opening of the border on 15 October 2018, the methodology for returns data was adapted. The return data after 15 October 2018 remains tentative and is undergoing validation and re-adjustments.

Loading Country-specific documents

["documents",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Country-specific documents","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","limit":"5","doc_type":"","groupByCategory":"1","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505066,"position":"left","locale":"es","title":"Country-specific documents","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]
Contact for the Regional Durable Solutions Working Group
Rachel Manning, manning@unhcr.org
Regional Documents

Loading Regional Operational Framework For Refugee Return To Syria

["featuredDocuments",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Regional Operational Framework For Refugee Return To Syria","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","document":"71524","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505071,"position":"right","locale":"es","title":"Regional Operational Framework For Refugee Return To Syria","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]

Loading Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria

["featuredDocuments",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","document":"63223","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505072,"position":"right","locale":"es","title":"Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]

Loading Arabic version:Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria

["featuredDocuments",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Arabic version:Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","document":"66697","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505076,"position":"right","locale":"es","title":"Arabic version:Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]

Loading Russian version: Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria

["featuredDocuments",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Russian version: Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","document":"66928","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505077,"position":"right","locale":"es","title":"Russian version: Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]

Loading Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Resettlement and Complementary Pathways

["featuredDocuments",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Resettlement and Complementary Pathways","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","document":"63759","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":505078,"position":"right","locale":"es","title":"Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Strategy: Resettlement and Complementary Pathways","subtitle":"","sv_id":36,"geo_id":0}]
  Links
UNHCR - Durable Solutions
Finding solutions that enable refugees to live their lives in dignity and peace is a core part of UNHCR’s work. They can include voluntary repatriation, integration, and resettlement and complementary pathways.
UNHCR Help
Here, refugees and asylum-seekers can find information to help them know more about their rights, obligations and the services available to them.