LARGEST REFUGEE POPULATION IN THE WORLD
Turkey now hosts the largest refugee population in the world. The Government of Turkey (GoT) estimates the total number of registered Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) at 2,225,147 according to a new Policy Note prepared by the World Bank, Turkey’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Road Ahead. The policy note collates existing publicly available material on the situation of SuTPs in Turkey and summarizes not only the strategy and principles of Turkey’s unique response to its displacement crisis; but also the challenges in managing the socioeconomic dimensions of displacement. The Note also highlights the remaining critical policy issues and the road ahead for Turkey and what lessons could be drawn from the Turkish hosting experience for other countries’ refugee response efforts.