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The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in 2011 has passed 2 million, with no sign of the outflow ending soon.
Along with other faith-based groups, the WCC has helped develop the United Nations refugee agency declaration on protection for refugees, displaced and stateless people.
Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and abuses.
The WCC has welcomed the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees dialogue on faith communities and protection of displaced peoples.
Lutherans are working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as lead agency in refugee camp management at Dadaab, Kenya.