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E.g., 10/01/2023
Country Resource - Syria

Syria

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  • Population.......................................................................................... 21,563,800 (2022 est.)
  • Population growth rate...................................................................................... 5.91% (2022 est.)
  • Birth rate........................................................................ 22.72 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Death rate...................................................................... 4.22 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Net migration rate........................................ 40.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...................................... Arab ~50%, Alawite ~15%, Kurd ~10%, Levantine ~10%, other ~15% (includes Druze, Ismaili, Imami, Nusairi, Assyrian, Turkoman, Armenian)

Note: Approximately 22,900 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2018)

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Recent Activity

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees T. Alexander Aleinikoff talks to MPI about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and the role of UNHCR in assisting countries that have taken in large numbers of Syrian refugees. One looming concern: how will UNHCR and other actors change their refugee crisis-response models and mechanisms to adapt to this and future emergencies?

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This Q&A explores the dire medical emergency and refugee health concerns resulting from the ongoing Syrian crisis. Source Editor Amber French conducts a Q&A with Dr. Fadi Al Khankan of the Syrian Expatriates Organization and MPI's Kathleen Newland, both panelists at the January 14, 2013 MPI event unveiling the International Rescue Committee's report, Syria: A Regional Crisis.

Over 2 million Iraqis are internally displaced and hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries. Andrew Harper reports on the latest developments, including Syria's decision to impose visa requirements.

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This summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah displaced Lebanese but also affected Lebanon's hundreds of thousands migrant workers and refugees. MPI's Kara Murphy reports on these groups and highlights the Lebanese diaspora's efforts to help.

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