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UN Goodwill Ambassador Jesús Vázquez visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

15 May 2013

The popular Spanish TV presenter highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, particularly the children, and will help raise funds for UNHCR.

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Life Through a Lens: Photography workshop helps young refugees see their world with fresh eyes

17 October 2014

Life Through a Lens: Photography workshop helps young refugees see their world with fresh eyes

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Carried to safety, Kobane refugee joins thousands heading to Iraq

13 October 2014

Mohammed Ali is one of more than 2,500 Kurdish Syrians from the town of Kobane to have crossed into Iraq's Kurdistan region in recent days.

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Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

10 October 2014

Refugees tell UNHCR of the dangers they endured in the initial part of their journey from Syria to safety in Turkey, including land mines.

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Whirlwind of violence surprises some residents in northern Syria

08 October 2014

Faysal is among more than 170,000 people to have fled to Turkey to escape renewed violence in north Syria, but he fears for family still across the border

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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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