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Syrian Refugees: The kindness of a stranger in a southern Turkey border town

07 November 2013

Mahmut left his tourism business in Istanbul to come and help Syrian refugees in the town of Akcakale. He is now hosting three grateful families in his large family house.

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Grant clears path to university in Jordan and Lebanon for Syrian refugees

18 July 2014

Said Foundation will pay for two-thirds of the scholarships UNHCR plans to give for Syrian refugees to attend university in Jordan and Lebanon this year

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Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

17 July 2014

UNHCR and partners are training scores of Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing – helping to sustain centuries-old techniques and provide livelihoods for refugees and host communities.

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Greece: A Syrian family's escape to Samos Island

15 July 2014

For Syrian refugees, the journey to Samos Island in Greece can be treacherous. But as Ali and his children learned, making it safely to shore is no guaranty of sanctuary.

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Crossing to safety, and heartache: A blind couple's escape to Europe

11 July 2014

Refugees are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea. For a blind couple from Syria, the quest for asylum has brought separation and sorrow.

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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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