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Lebanon: Guterres urges support

18 June 2013

On the first leg of his World Refugee Day visit to the region, the UN High Commissioner calls for support for Lebanon.

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Donors pledge more than US$6 billion for Syrians

04 February 2016

At the London Syria Conference, donor and host countries pledge record support and opportunities for Syrians both inside the country and living as refugees.

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London Syria Conference: World leaders urged to help Syrians

03 February 2016

Global leaders and the humanitarian community are meeting in London to pledge support for millions of Syrians and the region affected by nearly five years of crisis.

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UNHCR aid reaches Syrian town cut off for three years

02 February 2016

Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy delivers much-needed aid to 1,300 people in Al-Mleiha, a town near Damascus that has been largely isolated by fighting since 2013.

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Lebanon: Newborn boy spends first winter in a warehouse

29 January 2016

Just ten days old, Syrian infant Mohammed is already experiencing the harshness of refugee life. Living with his family in a warehouse without furniture, natural light or permanent heat, he is already battling his first cold.

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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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