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UNHCR distributes aid to Syrians on Mediterranean island

04 July 2013

Emergency relief items were distributed to 119 local families on Arwad and to almost 60 families who sought shelter on the island after fleeing their mainland homes.

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Higher education programme helps refugees in Syria continue studies

22 December 2014

Meet Fatima, one of 31 outstanding refugee students living in Syria who have received university scholarships this year under a UNHCR higher education programme.

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Italian football great Franco Baresi opens sports centre in Lebanon for UNHCR

19 December 2014

The AC Milan Foundation funded the improvements made to the Btekhnay sports centre in Tripoli as part of its Sports for Peace project with the UN refugee agency.

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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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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.

Fayzeh
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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