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UNHCR chief urges states to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

16 July 2013

António Guterres also told the UN Security Council immediate measures must be taken to mitigate the enormous risks of spill-over and to stabilize Syria's neighbours.

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Jordan: Winter Camp Visit

16 January 2015

Syrian refugees living in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan are still trying to overcome the damage done by the storm that hit the region last week. On his second day visiting Jordan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited the camp to see the impact of the damage. He was also able to hand them the key to their new home, a caravan that arrived part of a convoy to help those living in tents at the camp.

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UNHCR chief urges action to tackle rising poverty of Syrian refugees

14 January 2015

A new UNHCR report shows that two-thirds of Syrian refugees across Jordan are living below the national poverty line, and one in six lives in extreme poverty.

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Three Baby Brothers

13 January 2015

Born on New Year's Day, Syrian triplets begin their lives as refugees while a snowstorm bears down on their grieving household.

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Young Syrian refugees learn to sow for their supper

12 January 2015

Abdallah has had "green fingers" since he was a young child in Syria. Now, he is passing on to other young Syrians in Lebanon the skills taught by his grandfather.

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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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