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World Refugee Day: 20 June

World Refugee Day: 20 June | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

This year's Refugee Day theme is '1 family torn apart by war is too many'. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds while across the world, 33.3 million people are displaced by war.

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Timeline: Syria's refugee exodus

Timeline: Syria's refugee exodus | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

Almost 3 million people have fled Syria - one of the largest forced migrations since World War Two. This interactive timeline from the BBC shows when and why people have left the country.

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Gender-based violence and child protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on early marriage

Gender-based violence and child protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on early marriage | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

This report from UN Women documents an assessment conducted from December to March 2013 to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the risks that Syrian refugee families – especially women and girls – face in Jordan.

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The impact of Syria's Refugees on Southern Turkey

The impact of Syria's Refugees on Southern Turkey | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

As of summer 2013, at least half a million Syrian refugees had arrived in southern Turkey. This Washington Institute report describes the impact in each of the affected provinces and assesses international efforts to help Ankara deal with the crisis. 

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Syria country profile

Syria country profile | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

For some background on Syria, development and intersecting issues, check out Eldis' country profile.

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Syria regional refugee response

Syria regional refugee response | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

This page from the Inter-agency Information Sharing Portal looks at the regional response to the Syria refugee crisis, including data and an interactive map.

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The International Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The International Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

This paper from Harvard University argues that innovative and creative responses are essential to address the short and middle-term needs of refugees from Syria and reduce instability in the region.

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Photo of a Syrian refugee camp by Sharnoff's Global Views, under a CC License  (CC BY 2.0)

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Running out of time: Survival of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Running out of time: Survival of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon | Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community | Scoop.it

This report from the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University documents finding on the needs of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. It considers issues that refugee families face: stressful living conditions, deprivation of basic needs, social isolation, limited access to education, child labor, and sexual exploitation. The report also reflects on the response of the Lebanese government and international actors.

 

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