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Syria Emergency

As conflict affects Syria's health sector, many sick and injured seek treatment outside

21 February 2013

Staff at a hospital in Jordan's Za'atri camp have seen more than 93,000 cases since July last year. And while the hospital is fully equipped, the facility is working overtime.

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UNHCR works through the night to register Syrians reaching Jordan

10 July 2014

The new registration facility works around the clock, speeding the processing of exhausted refugees fleeing the war in their homeland

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Syrian refugees in Iraq move to a new camp in Kurdistan

09 July 2014

Some 3,000 residents of the Arbat transit camp are relocating to a camp with facilities for a long-term stay

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Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

08 July 2014

One quarter of Syrian refugee women are caught in a spiral of poverty, isolation and fear, UNHCR report finds

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Lebanon: Fadia's Story

08 July 2014

A former nurse, Fadia found life as a refugee in Lebanon to be especially difficult without employment. She counts herself lucky to be living in a shelter paid for by aid agencies, but food and other necessities are harder to come by. Fadia's is one of 145,000 Syrian families in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq headed by women. Poverty, isolation and fear of exploitation are just some of the hardships they face.

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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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