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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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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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Refugees and migrants on Western Balkans route at increasing risk – UNHCR

12 June 2015

Some are registering for asylum in the Balkans while others headed onwards, but both groups face mounting danger.

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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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