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A Syrian in Greece: remembering better days, hoping to return one day

17 May 2013

Several thousand Syrian civilians have reached Greece in search of safety. They have been regarded as irregular entrants, but that's changing.

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Hungary: Stranded in Budapest

03 September 2015

Outside the Keleti train station in Budapest, over 3,000 refugees wait to continue their journey. For two days now, they have been stuck here after Hungarian authorities closed off the station, preventing all refugees from taking trains bound for Austria and Germany.

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Crossings of Mediterranean Sea exceed 300,000, including 200,000 to Greece

28 August 2015

The Mediterranean Sea continues to be the deadliest route for refugees and migrants

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Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

28 August 2015

A total of 52 people, including Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and Sudanese, died on board the boat

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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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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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