Resettlement Identification is done regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, marital status, education, level, social status, nationality or religion. Yet, in order to be identified for resettlement, you need to meet the Resettlement criteria.
Resettlement is not a right and is available to very few refugees in the world.
Resettlement is a solution that is only available in very specific circumstances and to a very small number of refugees. There is no obligation on countries to accept refugees for resettlement. UNHCR identifies the most vulnerable refugees for resettlement consideration. Each case is considered on its own merits and is not linked to the date of registration with UNHCR.
Resettlement opportunities are extremely limited and only a small percentage (less than 1%) of refugees who meet very specific requirements are considered for resettlement. The criteria are defined by the Resettlement Countries, specific protection needs and particular vulnerabilities. UNHCR monitors individual cases of refugees on an ongoing basis and determines those eligible for Resettlement Consideration.
There are many refugees who are vulnerable and have high needs in Syria. You may know people who were resettled from Syria in the past. UNHCR depends on resettlement countries for the allocation of resettlement places and at present there are no places available for refugees living in Syria.
UNHCR regularly advocates for additional resettlement slots for refugees living in Syria, but at present there is no indication that this situation will change much in the near future.