An unprecedented global effort to document the human rights situation in Syria is underway, and the deadline for that effort is soon approaching.
A global platform called “Syria Tracker” is being set up to collect data on Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Europe, and on the plight of Syrian civilians in Syria.
The data collected will be used to create a database on the situation in the country and to provide an international database on how human rights are being violated.
The aim is to provide a record of how humanity is being affected by a conflict that has killed over a million people and displaced millions more.
The platform, which was launched on April 20, will be the most comprehensive human rights reporting platform in the world, according to a statement from the group, which is based in Beirut.
The project will include the gathering of data from Syrian refugees, as well as the collection of information from the international community.
The Syrian Refugee Campaign has launched the first phase of the Syrian Refugee Tracker in Lebanon on April 19, with the second phase due to launch later this month.
The refugee crisis is currently being brought to the forefront by the United Nations, which has declared it a major international humanitarian emergency, and is looking for ways to help refugees from the conflict.
“This is a new moment,” said Jameel Rajoub, director of the Refugee Council of Lebanon.
“The international community must now step up to help Syrian refugees and the many Syrians who have lost their lives to the conflict, while also standing up for the rights of the international humanitarian community.”
The Syrian Civil War began in 2011, when President Bashar Assad’s regime, backed by Russian-backed militias, unleashed a brutal assault on the country’s Sunni minority.
As a result of the war, some 70 million people have been displaced.
The conflict has claimed the lives of nearly 10,000 civilians, and displaced more than four million people.
The vast majority of the displaced people have settled in Lebanon and neighboring countries in the region.
“It is important to show the world that the Syrian civil war has already taken many lives, especially in areas where the UN-backed government and its allies are fighting,” said Haitham Abdel-Rahman, co-founder and director of Syrian Refugee Watch.
“A global database that includes the Syrian refugee population, as it is the largest and most vulnerable human population, is essential to help to stop the killing and to build a sustainable future for Syria and its people.”
The UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA), which was formed in 2015 to implement the Geneva Convention, has called on all nations to provide access to international shelters for Syrian refugees.
“International law mandates that refugee status should not be transferred to a third country, including third countries without a full and independent assessment of the refugee’s situation,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement in April.
“In particular, UNHCR is concerned that refugees in the countries in which they have sought refuge could be subjected to violence, detention, and abuse at the hands of security forces.”
As of February 1, the number of Syrian refugees currently residing in the United States had risen from around 300,000 to over 3 million, according the US State Department.
The Refugee Council estimates that about one million Syrians have fled to Turkey, with around 50,000 people still living in camps there.
It says the Syrian Civil Defense Corps has treated more than 700,000 refugees in Turkey since 2014.
The UNHCR says it has been unable to verify the numbers of Syrian and Iraqi refugees currently in Turkey.