The Syrian Interim Ministry of Local Administration, Relief and Refugees released a statistical report detailing the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and around the world.
According to the report, the number of Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries exceeds four million, and is expected to reach 4.27 million refugees by the end of 2015.
The number of refugees registered with the Turkish government totals 1,938,999, while the 2,025,969 refugees are registered with the UNHCR in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. 24,000 more refugees are registered in the North African countries.
Europe hosts around 348,540 Syrian refugees, including 164,000 in Sweden and Germany alone.
The Syrian Coalition calls upon the international community to shoulder its humanitarian and ethical responsibilities towards the Syrian people and to work on ending the Syrian refugee crisis.
“Syrian refugees must be taken to temporary safe areas until they return to their homes, and measures must be made to prevent human traffickers’ from manipulating them and exploiting their tragedy.”
“We call on the international community to realize the size of the Syrian refugee tragedy, which is the largest since World War I. A strategy needs to be adopted to respect human rights regardless of gender, belief and background.”
“We call for adopting new laws and regulations to reduce the suffering of Syrian refugees and provide them with humanitarian and legal protection.”
“The Syrian Coalition stresses that the Assad regime bears full responsibility for the plight of the Syrian people whether in Syria or abroad, especially those drowning during their attempt to reach Europe. Millions of Syrians have become refugees as a result of the Assad regime’s crackdown on the peaceful movement that has spiraled into a relentless war.”(Source: Syrian Coalition)