Department for International Development written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Syrians displaced (1) within Syria, and (2) abroad.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

There are an estimated 7.6 million internally displaced persons within Syria, and there are now over four million refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries. According to the UN, there have been over 278,000 Syrian asylum applications in Europe between April 2011 and May 2015.

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