An international failure: The Syrian refugee crisis

Index Number: ACT 34/001/2013

In the space of 12 months, 1.8 million people fled the armed conflict in Syria. This briefing provides an overview of the conditions of refugees from Syria in the main host countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. It then focuses on the difficulties and human rights violations faced by refugees from Syria in their attempts to reach the EU and makes recommendations to the international community and EU Member States in particular.

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