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Iraq: More Sahela border arrivals

20 August 2013

More than 30,000 Syrians who fled across the Peshkhabour border into Kurdistan in northern Iraq walk towards a makeshift reception centre.

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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

29 August 2014

Almost half of all Syrians have been forced to leave home and flee for their lives. One in every eight has fled across the border; a million more than a year ago.

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UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million

29 August 2014

The number of refugees in Syria's intensifying crisis passes 3 million people, amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman and her family were displaced four times inside Syria before finally seeking refuge in Lebanon.

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UNHCR distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

08 August 2014

Lebanese municipal authorities estimate that more than 2,000 Lebanese and Syrian people, mainly women and children, have fled Arsal since the clashes began.

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Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

04 August 2014

A UNHCR-funded braille writer is helping visually-impaired Syrian refugees like Ashraf in Turkey to express themselves, and follow their dreams.

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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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