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№138: Who Are They? Two Profiles of Syrian Refugees
№138: Who Are They? Two Profiles of Syrian Refugees

Author(s): Patrycja Sasnal
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: immigrants; Europe; Syria; society
Summary/Abstract: Syrians constitute the biggest national group migrating to Europe in 2015, according to Frontex. Of allthe social diversity within a single society, two generalised profiles of a Syrian refugee can be inferredfrom available information: a poorer, rural worker based in camps in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, anda richer, middle-class professional living outside of refugee camps, recently migrating to Europe via theGreece and Western Balkans route. While Europe has so far received the best of the Syrian society,poorer Syrians may also be on the move without an immediate and substantial improvement ofeducational infrastructure and their legal labour market status in host countries.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English