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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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Jordan: Mohammad's Struggle for Survival

23 December 2014

Meet Mohammad, a Syrian refugee in Jordan who, without the legal right to work, struggles to support his family and ensure his children's future.

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Higher education programme helps refugees in Syria continue studies

22 December 2014

Meet Fatima, one of 31 outstanding refugee students living in Syria who have received university scholarships this year under a UNHCR higher education programme.

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Italian football great Franco Baresi opens sports centre in Lebanon for UNHCR

19 December 2014

The AC Milan Foundation funded the improvements made to the Btekhnay sports centre in Tripoli as part of its Sports for Peace project with the UN refugee agency.

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The Forgetting: A Boy out of School Risks Losing his Literacy

18 December 2014

Eight-year-old Nawfal has impeccable handwriting. But without school, he may soon become part of a lost generation.

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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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