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UNHCR slashes waiting time, clears backlog of Syrian registrations in Jordan

03 October 2013

UN refugee agency added staff and facilities, while introducing iris scanning technology that prevents double registration but maintains confidentiality.

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UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

22 September 2014

The Turkish authorities and UNHCR are preparing for the possibility of hundreds of thousands more refugees arriving in the coming days.

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Lebanon: UN Agency Chiefs Visit Bekaa Refugees

17 September 2014

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees and joint projects in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. High Commissioner António Guterres said that the Syria crisis had become the worst humanitarian tragedy of our times.

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Top UN humanitarian officials visit Syrian refugees, call for support for Lebanon

16 September 2014

On a visit to the Bekaa Valley, the heads of the UN agencies for refugees and development stress the need for aid to both refugees and their host communities.

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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

29 August 2014

Almost half of all Syrians have been forced to leave home and flee for their lives. One in every eight has fled across the border; a million more than a year ago.

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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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