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UNHCR says it is "stretched to the limit" by the rising number of refugees

01 October 2013

High Commissioner António Guterres says UNHCR has improved its ability to protect refugees, but this year more than 1.5 million refugees have left Syria alone.

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UNHCR airlifts urgent aid into Turkey to help refugees fleeing ISIS

25 September 2014

The UNHCR aid will be used to alleviate conditions in crowded collective shelters including boarding schools, community halls and mosques and also help refugees staying with host communities.

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Refugees Continue Flowing into Turkey

24 September 2014

Turkey has opened borders point for Syrian Kurdish civilians fleeing clashes between ISIS militants and Kurdish forces. More than 138,000 have crossed over since Friday and more are expected.

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Turkey: Surge of Syrian Refugees

23 September 2014

More than 138,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have crossed into Turkey from the north of Syria in the last three days. This is one of the largest refugee influxes into Turkey since the start of the Syrian crisis in March 2011.

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Number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey nears 140,000; humanitarian needs mount

23 September 2014

The first in a series of airlifts bringing aid for up to 200,000 people is expected to arrive in Turkey on Wednesday, followed by three more flights this week.

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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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