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Syria Emergency

UNHCR makes progress in assisting up to 500,000 people in Syria by year's end

13 November 2012

Family aid packages had been distributed to some 59,000 families, or about 295,000 people. The packs contain non-food humanitarian supplies.

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Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq

08 February 2016

Up to 25,000 Syrian refugees left the Kurdistan region of Iraq last year and headed home to their war-ravaged country, worn down by years of hardship in exile.

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Donors pledge more than US$6 billion for Syrians

04 February 2016

At the London Syria Conference, donor and host countries pledge record support and opportunities for Syrians both inside the country and living as refugees.

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London Syria Conference: World leaders urged to help Syrians

03 February 2016

Global leaders and the humanitarian community are meeting in London to pledge support for millions of Syrians and the region affected by nearly five years of crisis.

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UNHCR aid reaches Syrian town cut off for three years

02 February 2016

Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy delivers much-needed aid to 1,300 people in Al-Mleiha, a town near Damascus that has been largely isolated by fighting since 2013.

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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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