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Bulgaria: Refugee Frustration

04 December 2013

More and more Syrian refugees are trying to reach Europe. But those making their way to Bulgaria are finding a country ill-equipped to cope with a sudden influx. For many of the refugees, it is proving to be a tough and painful experience.

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Baking-hot camp now home to some 25,000 mainly Kurdish refugees from Syria

03 July 2015

In the straight, serried ranks of tents the heat is scarcely less inside than outside.

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Funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees in danger of missing vital support

25 June 2015

Report shows UN and partners' programme face funding gap of US$3.47 billion and urges international community to act faster to deliver on pledges of support.

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Thousands of desperate Syrian refugees seek safety in Turkey after outbreak of fresh fighting

17 June 2015

Thousands of desperate Syrian refugees seek safety in Turkey after outbreak of fresh fighting

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Some 23,000 refugees flee latest Syria fighting into southern Turkey

16 June 2015

About two thirds of the latest exodus is women and children, says UNHCR.

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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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