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Angelina Jolie travels to Syria-Jordan border as refugee influx continues

06 December 2012

Since her last visit in September, the number of registered refugees in the region has risen by more than 200,000 and in Jordan alone by nearly 50,000.

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UNHCR chief warns that Syria crisis at dangerous tipping point, as humanitarian needs outpace funding

31 March 2015

António Guterres tells donors that failing to provide adequate help to refugees and their host countries could destabilize the entire region

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Syrian car mechanic struggles to ply his trade in the safe haven of Seoul

24 March 2015

South Korea has been receiving a growing number of Syrian asylum-seekers. Some 650 fleeing war have sought asylum, with many receiving the temporary right to stay.

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Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

23 March 2015

Under a partnership with Cairo Amman Bank, Jordan is the first country in the world to use iris scan technology to enable refugees to access cash grants.

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Fighting and despair triggers rise in numbers fleeing Syria to Jordan

19 March 2015

An average of 250 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan every day this week – a sharp increase compared with recent months.

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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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