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Displaced Syrians

2020 marked 10 years since the start of conflict in Syria.

To date, the conflict has displaced more than 12 million people around the world. Far from over, the impact of the Syrian crisis continues to take a toll as Syrians struggle to meet their basic needs but maintain hope for long-term security and peace. According to UNHCR, “There are 13.5 million displaced Syrian, representing more than half of Syria’s total population. 6.7 million Syrian refugees are hosted in 128 countries. 80% of all Syrian refugees are located in neighboring countries, with Turkey hosting more than half (3.6 million).”

JRS is deeply concerned by the initiation of new hostilities in Syria and the human impact this will have. We urge all policy makers to consider the impact of decisions upon the people of Syria who have already endured protracted suffering. Additional violence and displacement do not serve the long term good of Syria or the region. JRS requests the immediate suspension of all hostilities and the protection of civilians. JRS also urges all parties to ensure safe access to civilians and [internally displaced persons] by humanitarian organizations.
Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa

JRS has served Syrian refugees in host countries around the world. In the region, our work in Lebanon and Jordan has helped Syrian Refugees access education or work through trauma. In Europe, JRS has helped Syrian refugees with everything from legal assistance to recreational activities.

Please join us in urging President Biden and Congress to continue prioritizing the needs of Syrians and to engage in both humanitarian and diplomatic efforts to champion their cause.


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