Seminar on The Role and Importance of Interprets/Translators in the Asylum Procedure
UNHCR report: Mid-Year Trends 2014
Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria’s conflict enters 5th year
Geneva, 12 March 2015 - As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, millions of refugees in neighbouring countries and those displaced within the country are caught in alarmingly deteriorating conditions, facing an even bleaker future without more international support, UNHCR warned today.
With no political solution to the conflict in sight, most of the 3.9 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt see no prospect of returning home in the near future, and have scant opportunity to restart their lives in exile. Well over half of all Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in insecure dwellings – up from a third last year – posing a constant challenge to keep them safe and warm.
A survey of 40,000 Syrian families in Jordan’s urban areas found that two-thirds were living below the absolute poverty line.