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Syria Emergency

Donor nations pledge US$2.4 billion at Kuwait meet for Syrians in need

15 January 2014

A total 39 countries pledge to help alleviate the suffering of some 9.3 million women, children and men in need in Syria and 2.3 million refugees in neighbouring countries.

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Syria camp airstrikes show shocking disregard for civilians

06 May 2016

UNHCR denounces fatal attacks on settlements where displaced had sought safety in northern Syria which killed many and injured scores more.

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Cate Blanchett appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

03 May 2016

UNHCR global Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett has recently visited Jordan, where she witnessed the ongoing humanitarian support to people displaced by conflict in Syria.

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Syrian refugee carries Olympic torch through Brasilia

03 May 2016

Twelve-year-old Syrian schoolgirl Hanan bore the Olympic flame on the first stage of its relay across Brazil to the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio on August 5.

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Bearing the Olympic torch

22 April 2016

The war in Syria put Ibrahim's athletic career on hold. Now in Greece, he's about to represent refugees in the Olympic torch relay.

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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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