Amnesty International in its website reveals a report saying More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
In this report, presented on 4 September 2015,Amnesty International tries to highlight the extension of Syria’s refugee fleeing to the neighboring countries.
- Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in the country
- Jordan hosts about 650,000 refugees from Syria, which amounts to about 10% of the population
- Turkey hosts 1.9 million refugees from Syria, more than any other country worldwide
- Iraq where 3 million people have been internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts 249,463 refugees from Syria
- Egypt hosts 132,375 refugees from Syria
This report continues to reveal that Around 220,000 people have been killed and 12.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. More than 50% of Syria’s population is currently displaced. In total, 104,410 resettlement places have been offered globally since the start of the Syria crisis, which equates to a mere 2.6% of the total population of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.
At the end of this report we read an interesting data presented by this website showing how paradoxical is the policy of those who are involved in the Syrian crisis.
· Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees.
· Other high income countries including Russia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea have also offered zero resettlement places.
· Germany has pledged 35,000 places for Syrian refugees through its humanitarian admission program and individual sponsorship; about 75 % of the EU total.
· Germany and Sweden together have received 47% Syrian asylum applications in the EU between April 2011 and July 2015
· Excluding Germany and Sweden, the remaining 26 EU countries have pledged around 8,700 resettlement places, or around 0.2% of Syrian refugees in the main host countries.