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Jordan: Malala Yousafzai witnesses newly arriving Syrian refugees

17 February 2014

Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai visits the Jordanian border crossing at Hadalat where hundreds of Syrian refugees cross each day. The number of Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan has increased in recent days due to intensified fighting in their villages.

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UNHCR airlifts urgent aid into Turkey to help refugees fleeing ISIS

25 September 2014

The UNHCR aid will be used to alleviate conditions in crowded collective shelters including boarding schools, community halls and mosques and also help refugees staying with host communities.

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Refugees Continue Flowing into Turkey

24 September 2014

Turkey has opened borders point for Syrian Kurdish civilians fleeing clashes between ISIS militants and Kurdish forces. More than 138,000 have crossed over since Friday and more are expected.

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Turkey: Surge of Syrian Refugees

23 September 2014

More than 138,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have crossed into Turkey from the north of Syria in the last three days. This is one of the largest refugee influxes into Turkey since the start of the Syrian crisis in March 2011.

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Number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey nears 140,000; humanitarian needs mount

23 September 2014

The first in a series of airlifts bringing aid for up to 200,000 people is expected to arrive in Turkey on Wednesday, followed by three more flights this week.

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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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