Syria’s closest neighbours, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq,
host millions of refugees who make up a large proportion of the
population living on their territory. Even before the outbreak of
armed hostilities in Syria, the entire region was one of the areas
with the densest population of refugees and their families in the
These forced movements of people who remain in protracted
displacement put enormous strain on the infrastructure and economies
of the neighbouring countries.
The report analyses outstanding concerns relating to the humanitarian
situation in the region, respect for human rights of refugees, relevant
legislation, living conditions and access to services as well as
to management of refugee flows, funding and prospects for the future.
It makes recommendations to the authorities of the neighbouring
countries as well as to the international community with a view
to improving the situation.