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Jordan: Mother–to-be

21 March 2013

A young Syrian refugee in Jordan faces the birth of her first child – on her own.

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Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

28 August 2015

Latest tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded their business from the Mediterranean sea to the highways of Europe

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Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

26 August 2015

UNHCR notes that, despite urgent need for funds to handle Syria crisis, action plan remains hugely underfunded

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UNHCR assists refugees at Greece-FYR Macedonia border, where calm is returning

24 August 2015

At the weekend, refugees from Syria found themselves in the midst of a chaotic scene in south-eastern Europe.

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Athens accommodation site opens for new arrivals in Greece

20 August 2015

New centre provides shelter and basic services to people who recently arrived in Greece

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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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