Situation of Syrian Refugees in the Middle East and the World (July 2016)

1. How many official camps in the Middle & Near East? 36 camps in Turkey (22), Iraq (1), Kurdish Regional Government, Iraq (8), Jordan (5)

2. How many registered Syrians by UNHCR (as of July 2016)? 4 819 828

3. How many Syrians are registered and living in camps in the five neighboring countries? 456 485 or less than 10% registered Syrians

4. How big is the biggest refugee camp in the Middle East? Zaatari in Jordan, 79 326

5. How many Syrian asylum-seekers in Europe 2011-2016? 1 066 844

6. How many official Syrian asylum-seekers in the Arab Gulf-countries? 0

7. How many Syrian refugees in the US 2011-16? Less than 10 000

 

Syria 1

 Update July, 2016

 

Country Camp or location Registered Syrians
 

In total 36 official camps and one settlement in five neighbouring countres to Syria as follows:

 

Turkey 22 government run camps

Total population in and outside camps

 

2 739 326

Adiyaman, Akcakale, Altinozokou Tekel, Altinozokou Boynuyogun,  Beydagi, Ceylanpinar, Harran, Islahiye 1, Karkamis, K.Maras, Osmaniye, Saricam, Suruç, Viransehir, Kilis Oncupinar camp, Nizip camp, Karkamis camp, Kahramanmaraş refugee camp, Yayladag refugee camp

 

217 000
Lebanon No official camps, but settlements in five different regions

Total population in and outside camps/settlements

 

 

1 003 513

Beirut & Mount Lebanon governates 298 885
Bekaa valley governate 363 417
South Lebanon governate 118 761
North Lebanon 252 450
Jordan Five governmental/UNHCR-camps

Total population in and outside camps

 

657 433

Zarqa gov, no camp 47 878
Emirati Jordanian camp 7 108
Azraq camp 54 750
Irbid gov, no camp 143 029
King Abdullah Park Refugee Camp 670
Cyber city camp 311
Amman gov, no camp 173 278
Maan gov, no camp 7 239
Zaatari refugee camp 79 326
Balqa gov 19 587
Karak gov 8 610
Jarash gov 9 944
Madaba gov 10 854
Ajlum gov 8 375
Aqaba gov 3 348
Tafilah gov 1 555
Iraq Nine camps and one settlements

Total population in and outside camps

 

249 169

Duhok, no camp 36 108
Domiz 1 camp 40 471
Domiz 2 camp 7 662
Gawilan camp 7 594
Akre settlement 1 240
Suleimaniyah, non camp 23 744
Arbat camp 7 391
Erbil, non camp 85 403
Kawergosh camp 10 170
Basirma camp 3 540
Qushtapa camp 6 752
Darashakran camp 10 982
Anbar 2 982
Al Obaidi 1 518
Other parts of Iraq 1 345
Egypt 117 168
Total, July 2016: 4 819 828
Syrian asylum seekers in Europe from 2011 until May 2016 1 066 844

#syrianrefugeecamps, #syrianrefugees, #Syrianrefugeecampsinthemiddle east

Compiled by Johan Gärde, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Ersta Sköndal högskola, Sweden

Contact info: johan.garde@esh.se

Sources:

UNHCR : http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php

http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/country.php?id=224

Other sources :

http://leftfootforward.org/2015/09/what-life-is-like-in-a-turkish-refugee-camp/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_refugee_camps

http://syrianrefugees.eu/?page_id=80

http://www.unrefugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Syria-Refugees-in-Turkey-Adiyaman-Camp-02.jpg

https://en.qantara.de/content/the-shatila-refugee-camp-in-beirut-overwhelmed-and-under-strain

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/12/daily-life-shatila-refugee-camp-2014122863012886512.

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