Research Launch: Thinking Long-term about Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey

Virtual Panel Discussion: Thursday, September 9, 10:00 Eastern | 17:00 Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey

Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have now hosted over 5 million Syrian refugees for a decade – with few solutions in sight. New research from the World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC), with support from the International Development Research Centre and Cuso International, looks at long-term prospects for refugees in these three countries. The new reports put a particular focus on how countries hosting large numbers of refugees can be more effectively supported by the international community. 

This research builds on the WRMC’s Un llamado a la acción: Transformar el sistema global de refugio report, which recognized the inadequacy of current responsibility-sharing measures and urged the mobilization of non-traditional support to support host countries, including through trade and international financial institutions  Since then, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic hardship for the hosting countries as detailed in research carried out on the impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The research was carried out by the Centre for Lebanese Studies, IGAM Academy in Turkey and three economists looking at the Jordanian situation and was supported by a research advisory group of experts from the region.  

Join us for this panel discussion to launch the three reports and hear firsthand from the researchers about the economic impact of the refugees on the three countries and their recommendations for mobilizing additional international support.

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Read the Research Reports

Thinking Long-term about Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey

Further Reading

When Welcome Wears Thin: Bolstering Support for Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees, by Elizabeth Ferris and Diana Rayes






Featured Speakers

Prince El Hassan bin Talal

HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal

WRMC Honorary Chair

Photo: Syrian refugees in Akcakale Refugee Camp, Şanlıurfa (Urfa), Turkey. (Tolga Sezgin /