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Syrians at the berm: surviving in nightmarish conditions and with an uncertain status

Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.

04 October 2017 | Blog Post

Displacement in Syria as of 21 October 2014

Latest IDMC overview on forced displacement in Syria, from 2011 to the end of 2014.

21 October 2014 | Map

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

21 October 2014 | Overview

Syria: No safe haven - A country on the move, a nation on the brink

When it reaches such dramatic scales, displacement disrupts the stable economic centres that people flee to, exacerbating existing tensions and fuelling more protests

17 August 2012 | Briefing Paper

A full-scale displacement and humanitarian crisis with no solutions in sight

Much attention is focused on the current crisis in Syria, but the country has a history of displacements dating back to 1967, all of which remain unresolved

31 July 2012 | Overview

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