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Geneva crisis meet agrees to boost international support for countries hosting Syrian refugees

01 October 2013

A high-level UNHCR meeting on the Syrian humanitarian crisis calls for international action in five areas to mitigate the economic and social impact on host countries of refugee influx.

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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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A Syrian Family Risks Death on the Mediterranean

20 April 2015

A mother recounts her family's perilous escape from Syria, across a scorching desert and over a deadly sea.

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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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