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Registration helps Syrian boy with cerebral palsy access vital heath care in Iraq

16 October 2013

About 100 Syrian families are registered each day in Sulimaniya, adding to the population of just under 200,000 refugees spread across northern Iraq.

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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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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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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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