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Syria Emergency

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian border

19 June 2013

Arriving in the region to mark World Refugee Day, the UNHCR Special Envoy calls on the world to help refugees and the countries hosting them

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Even with shifts, only some Syrians in Lebanon get into school

17 April 2014

With Lebanon swamped by refugees, less than a quarter of the 400,000 Syrian refugee children are in formal education despite extra shifts in the schools.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

15 April 2014

Forced to choose between a safer location or work, the refugees felt they had to stay in the place where they could support themselves

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Syria: Aid Reaches Eastern Aleppo

11 April 2014

An agreement between the Syrian Government and the opposition allows UNHCR and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged city of Aleppo.

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Ceasefire allows first aid into Aleppo neighbourhood in nearly a year

09 April 2014

No assistance had reached the besieged Boustan al Qaser neighbourhood of the Syrian city since last June

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Millions left homeless


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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