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Sharjah's Sheikha Jawaher highlights plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

22 May 2013

The UNHCR Eminent Advocate calls for international support as she meets Syrian refugees in a women's community centre and a school in Lebanon's capital, Beirut.

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The Forgetting: A Boy out of School Risks Losing his Literacy

18 December 2014

Eight-year-old Nawfal has impeccable handwriting. But without school, he may soon become part of a lost generation.

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UN and partners seek US$8.4 billion for new Syria programme in 2015

18 December 2014

The United Nations and partners launch a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting more than US$8.4 billion to help millions in Syria and the region.

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Responding to Syria's Tragedy

18 December 2014

As Syria's war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over US$8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015

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Governments at Geneva meeting agree to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees

09 December 2014

UNHCR expects the total number of places for Syrian refugees available in the coming months to reach 100,000, including 62,000 places already made available.

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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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