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Map: Which countries are doing their fair share for Syria?

A map of which countries Oxfam says have done their fair share for Syria

As delegates meet in Kuwait to pledge financial support for Syria's four year-old crisis, one NGO has been asking which rich countries have been giving their fair share to relief efforts.


On Monday Oxfam released a report outlining what each country ought to have given to Syria in 2014 based to the size of their economies. It called this amount their 'fair share' of the $7.7 billion sought for the over three million refugees in neighbouring countries plus millions in need inside the country.

Again using the size of rich countries' economies, the report determined how many refugees each country should have taken in to hit Oxfam's recommendation of 196,000 resettled globally. This would still be just five percent of the total refugee burden, which is overwhelmingly hosted by Syria's struggling neighbours Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey (the three were not included in the study).

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