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On a high seas rescue mission with the Italian Navy

21 March 2014

A flotilla of five navy vessels has saved more than 10,000 people from overcrowded boats on the Mediterranean under an operation launched last year.

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Lebanon: Debt a growing burden for Syrian refugees

20 November 2015

Nearly 90 percent of more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are trapped in debt according to the findings of a recent survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP

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Lebanon: Refugees prepare for long hard winter

28 October 2015

Thousands of refugees in Lebanon are bracing for a harsh winter ahead. They are collecting wood and plastic sheets to reinforce tents and temporary shelters. For many, this will be their fifth winter in exile and UNHCR is working with partners to distribute aid such as stoves, heavy blankets and winter clothes to help vulnerable people survive snow storms and temperatures which could be as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius.

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UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

23 October 2015

Aid destined to refugees and migrants includes shelters, tents and sleeping bags

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Syrian refugee serves up a taste of home in Colombia

14 October 2015

Former Damascus student wins over residents of Bogota suburb with Arabic street food

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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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