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Syria's latest grim statistic: One million children in exile

23 August 2013

With Syria's civil war well into its third year, the United Nations estimates that there are now more than 1 million Syrian children living outside their country as refugees.

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Syrian refugee starts pizza delivery service in Za'atari camp

02 March 2015

Abu Mahmood makes between 30 and 50 deliveries a day, most often to aid workers at their offices or to refugees in distant parts of the camp.

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Caught Up in Calais

27 February 2015

Mazhar fled the war in Syria and walked for months in search of a place to call home. In the French town of Calais, his progress came to a halt.

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Humanity, hope and thoughts of home: Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon

25 February 2015

More than 80 per cent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who live in around 1,700 locations, rent their accommodation and pay on average US$200 a month.

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Picture at an exhibition opens a door for young Syrian burns victim

23 February 2015

When a visitor to a photo exhibit in Cairo saw an image of nine-year-old refugee Judy, she contacted a plastic surgeon who treated the girl for free.

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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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