Type: Technical Report
A note on Syrian refugees in the Gulf : attempting to assess data and policies
Technical Report, Migration Policy Centre, GLMM, Explanatory note, 11/2015
DE BEL-AIR, Françoise, A note on Syrian refugees in the Gulf : attempting to assess data and policies, Migration Policy Centre, GLMM, Explanatory note, 11/2015 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/37965
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As the migrant crisis escalates at Europe’s borders, the Gulf States have been blamed for having offered “zero resettlement” to Syrian refugees. In response to these statements, some Gulf States claim that they have actually relaxed their entry and residency laws to accommodate sizeable numbers of Syrian nationals since the start of the conflict. The paper assesses these claims using statistics available from these countries, as well as declarations from official bodies released in the local press. It appears that, besides being major aid donors to Arab countries sheltering Syrian refugees, most Gulf States have passed various measures destined to facilitate the entry and stay of Syrians since 2011.
GLMM - Gulf Labour Markets and Migration
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/37965
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; GLMM; Explanatory note; 11/2015
Keyword(s): Syria Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Politics Laws & Regulations Refugees Deportation
Sponsorship and Funder information:
The GLMM programme is conducted by the Gulf Research Centre (GRC) and the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and financed by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).