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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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Syrian car mechanic struggles to ply his trade in the safe haven of Seoul

24 March 2015

South Korea has been receiving a growing number of Syrian asylum-seekers. Some 650 fleeing war have sought asylum, with many receiving the temporary right to stay.

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Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

23 March 2015

Under a partnership with Cairo Amman Bank, Jordan is the first country in the world to use iris scan technology to enable refugees to access cash grants.

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Fighting and despair triggers rise in numbers fleeing Syria to Jordan

19 March 2015

An average of 250 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan every day this week – a sharp increase compared with recent months.

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Heartbreak at the border for two Syrian families

18 March 2015

As a fifth year of conflict begins, Syrians continue to seek safety abroad. But desperation is driving some to return to their war-torn country.

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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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