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Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp takes off

27 September 2013

The world's second largest refugee camp is now more than a collection of people. It's a Syrian community.

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Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

28 July 2015

On third anniversary of Middle East's largest refugee camp, UNHCR reveals 86 per cent of urban refugees in Jordan live below poverty line.

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Za'atari student wins distinction despite trials of camp life

28 July 2015

On the third anniversary of the opening of Jordan's Za'atari camp, one student's achievements against the odds reveal the growing importance of higher education to young Syrian refugees.

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Saving Diana: A Syrian Refugee With Special Needs

16 July 2015

Ten year old Diana was born in Syria with a severe form of Cerebral Palsy. For nearly a month, she traveled with her mother and brother across deserts and sea in search of safety in Europe.

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Malala marks 18th birthday by opening school for girl refugees

13 July 2015

Nobel peace prize laureate inaugurates The Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

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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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