The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps

Catalytic Action
5th October 2016
Home Not Shelter!
5th October 2016

The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps

“Rows of white tents in an otherwise sparse landscape are often featured in the media, but the reality is that 80% of Syrian refugees have sought refuge outside of camps, and the majority of these are living in urban areas – whether in “informal tented settlements”, rented rooms, or half-finished buildings. […]

While the majority of Syrian refugees are not in camps, the bulk of humanitarian resources are channelled towards maintaining camps. “— theguardian.com

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