Refugees are not a new phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Jordan has been accepting refugees for nearly 70 years, hosting those who have fled to the country from the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Syria and beyond.
This Friends of Europe factsheet focuses on the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, seeking to answer the essential questions of how the influx of people has affected these states, as well as how they have risen to the challenge.
The information in the publication is by no means exhaustive, but it is evident that the refugee situation in the MENA region has reached extreme heights.
Find out more about the causes and challenges of the refugee situation, and what the MENA region countries are doing to solve the crisis.
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