Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

A woman holds her child during an air raid in Aleppo.
A woman holds her child during an air raid in Aleppo.

Less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programmes. Resettling at least 10 percent of the refugee population from Syria is both necessary and possible.

Oxfam’s research shows that less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programmes. By analysing resettlement policies and practices in eight key countries, looking at capacity (i.e. investment in staff and facilities), security procedures, resettlement criteria and the general political climate towards refugees, this paper shows why resettling at least 10 percent of the refugee population from Syria is both necessary and possible.

Publication Date: 
December 2016