Life for Syrians trying to escape violence has reached a new level of hopelessness. Active conflict prevents aid from reaching those stuck inside Syria, while border controls are tightening, reducing civilians’ ability to flee. In neighbouring countries, health care, education and other basic services are now beyond the reach of many Syrian refugees. And so the despair continues, unabated. This document makes several recommendations to neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon in order to ensure that the right to seek asylum is respected for those fleeing conflict in Syria.
Report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council and International Rescue Committee, November 2014.