Where there’s a will, there’s a way: safe havens needed for refugees from Syria

Publication date: 16 December 2016
Author: Evelien van Roemburg, Alexandra Saieh, Daniel Gorevan

Oxfam’s research shows that less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programs.

By analyzing 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.