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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 
5,682,097
Last updated 16 Jun 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government of Turkey 
Registered Refugees from Syria - Breakdown by Country of Asylum JSON 
Nom du lieu Source Data date Population
Egypt UNHCR 30 Apr 2022
  2.5%
141,303
Iraq UNHCR 31 May 2022
  4.6%
260,686
Jordan UNHCR 31 May 2022
  11.9%
675,040
Lebanon UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  14.8%
839,086
Other (North Africa) UNHCR 31 Dec 2021
  0.7%
41,742
Türkiye Government of Turkey 16 Jun 2022
  65.5%
3,724,240

Resettlement Submissions of Syrian Refugees 2014 - 2022 JSON 
295,848
Last updated 31 Mar 2022
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 2016-2022 JSON 
319,865
Last updated 31 May 2022
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.
**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.

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