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Iraq: Temporary Shelter for Syria's Refugees

26 August 2013

When the government of Northern Iraq opened its borders to Syria's refugees, thousands arrived. With Domiz camp already short of space, a temporary camp in Kawargost was created. There are now over 7000 people staying here...and more keep coming.

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A Risky Route from Syria to Europe

05 May 2015

Amin, Hanan and their three children crossed desert and sea in search of safety. Now back on dry land, they hope to rebuild their broken lives.

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Refugee businesses promise brighter future for Azraq camp

30 April 2015

Dozens of aspiring Syrian business owners showcase wares and services at a bustling souk and hope it becomes a permanent feature of camp life.

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UNHCR's Guterres and Jolie Pitt address UN Security Council on Syria

24 April 2015

High Commissioner António Guterres says the international community must do all to prevent further deterioration of the situation in the Middle East before it becomes irreversible.

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Italy: Syrian Family's New Hope

21 April 2015

Italy: Syrian Family's New Hope

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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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