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UNHCR warns of humanitarian cost of Syrian conflict, especially on the displaced

27 February 2013

Displacement, for many, is accompanied by gender-based crimes, victimization of women and children and a frightening array of assaults on human dignity.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

15 April 2014

Forced to choose between a safer location or work, the refugees felt they had to stay in the place where they could support themselves

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Syria: Aid Reaches Eastern Aleppo

11 April 2014

An agreement between the Syrian Government and the opposition allows UNHCR and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged city of Aleppo.

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Ceasefire allows first aid into Aleppo neighbourhood in nearly a year

09 April 2014

No assistance had reached the besieged Boustan al Qaser neighbourhood of the Syrian city since last June

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School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

07 April 2014

Three generations of the family live in an underground garage and scour the Beirut streets each day for rubbish they can sell to survive

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Millions left homeless


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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