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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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Caught in the Crossfire: A staggering number of refugees bear wounds from the Syrian conflict.

23 October 2014

A staggering number of refugees bear wounds from the Syrian conflict. These 12 survivors in Lebanon are learning to be whole again.

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Life Through a Lens: Photography workshop helps young refugees see their world with fresh eyes

17 October 2014

Life Through a Lens: Photography workshop helps young refugees see their world with fresh eyes

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Carried to safety, Kobane refugee joins thousands heading to Iraq

13 October 2014

Mohammed Ali is one of more than 2,500 Kurdish Syrians from the town of Kobane to have crossed into Iraq's Kurdistan region in recent days.

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Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

10 October 2014

Refugees tell UNHCR of the dangers they endured in the initial part of their journey from Syria to safety in Turkey, including land mines.

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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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