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 A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System 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.
Read the Research Reports
Thinking Long-term about Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
- Summary Report — Thinking Long-term about Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (PDF)
- Summary Report — Arabic Version (PDF); Turkish Version (PDF)
- Moving beyond Humanitarian Assistance: Supporting Jordan as a Refugee-hosting Country — Rasha Istaiteyeh, Belal Fallah and Yusuf Mansur
- The Economic Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: What It Means for Current Policies — Cathrine Brun, Ali Fakih, Maha Shuayb and Mohammad Hammoud
- Improving Syrian Refugee Inclusion in the Turkish Economy: How can the International Community Help? — Murat Erdoğan, Kemal Kirişci and Gokce Uysal
When Welcome Wears Thin: Bolstering Support for Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees, by Elizabeth Ferris and Diana Rayes
HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
Photo: Syrian refugees in Akcakale Refugee Camp, Şanlıurfa (Urfa), Turkey. (Tolga Sezgin / Shutterstock.com)