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Iraq: UNHCR Airlift Into Syria

19 December 2013

On the December 17 2013 the UN Refugee Agency airlifted relief items from Iraq into northeast Syria's Al Hassakeh governorate to help more than 50,000 extremely vulnerable and displaced Syrians cope with the sudden arrival of winter following an agreement with both the Iraqi and Syrian authorities to open new aid routes.

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UNHCR distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

08 August 2014

Lebanese municipal authorities estimate that more than 2,000 Lebanese and Syrian people, mainly women and children, have fled Arsal since the clashes began.

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Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

04 August 2014

A UNHCR-funded braille writer is helping visually-impaired Syrian refugees like Ashraf in Turkey to express themselves, and follow their dreams.

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IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq

30 July 2014

Refugees sleep easier in Kurdistan camp's summer heat with new mattresses and light quilts – thanks to large IKEA donation.

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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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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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