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Syria Emergency

Despite insecurity, logistical obstacles, aid effort in Syria makes some progress

01 November 2012

UNHCR and its partners make some progress in delivering emergency family kits to Homs, south Hassakeh, al Raqqa and Aleppo.

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Humanity, hope and thoughts of home: Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon

25 February 2015

More than 80 per cent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who live in around 1,700 locations, rent their accommodation and pay on average US$200 a month.

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Picture at an exhibition opens a door for young Syrian burns victim

23 February 2015

When a visitor to a photo exhibit in Cairo saw an image of nine-year-old refugee Judy, she contacted a plastic surgeon who treated the girl for free.

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Kobani refugees encouraged to move into Turkey's newest and largest camp

16 February 2015

To date just 5,000 people have moved to the camp at Suruc, which can provide shelter to 35,000 of the 192,000 people who fled to Turkey from Kobani in Syria.

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Turkey proves a saviour for Syrian pensioner recovering from a stroke

12 February 2015

Turkey has provided vital free health care for refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani, conducting first aid and health checks and deploying ambulances.

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We felt maybe it's our turn to die. But we didn't want to die. So we made up our minds to leave.

Sahar, 25
Syrian refugee in Lebanon

They gave us biscuits, cheese, dates, dry meat – all very nice... And they gave us mats, blankets and kitchenware.

mother of three at Jordan’s Za'atri camp

Everyone needs to be doing all they can for the innocent families caught in the crossfire.

Angelina Jolie
UNHCR Special Envoy

It is heartbreaking to see so many Syrian citizens losing their lives, uprooted from their homes, or trapped in war zones.

António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

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