Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syria Neighbors: Keep Borders Open for Refugees, Despite Numbers, Host Countries Should Respect Right to Seek Asylum

August 29, 2012 – (New York) – Syria’s neighbors should keep their borders open to the large and growing number of refugees fleeing Syria, while donor countries should generously support them. Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon have mostly opened their borders to more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Syria, but in the past week some officials in these countries have said they are reaching their limit and may soon close their borders.