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Syrian long jump champion aims far after hard landing in Turkey

22 October 2013

Since arriving in Urfa, Abdul Rahman has learnt Turkish and is looking for work. But when he tells people he is Syrian, they say there is no job.

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Syrian refugees transform used tents into vibrant works of art

16 April 2015

Some 200 Syrian refugees, with help from a young British artist, turn used tents into beautiful pieces of art to raise awareness about the plight of the forcibly displaced.

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Italy: Twin Brothers' Ordeal

15 April 2015

Italy: Twin Brothers' Ordeal

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UNHCR chief meets struggling Syrian refugees in Lebanon

15 April 2015

Almost a fifth of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in informal settlements like Debane, where residents told their guest about the challenges they face.

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A Syrian Family, Seven Miles from Home

10 April 2015

Mohammed's hometown – Kobane, Syria – lies in ruin. Although he's found safety close by in Turkey, he yearns to return and rebuild.

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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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