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A learning experience for UNHCR as Syrian refugees arrive in the outskirts of Paris

29 April 2014

A group of Syrians escaping the conflict in their country has arrived in the outskirts of Paris, looking for protection. UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations are trying to help them.

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IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq

30 July 2014

Refugees sleep easier in Kurdistan camp's summer heat with new mattresses and light quilts – thanks to large IKEA donation.

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Grant clears path to university in Jordan and Lebanon for Syrian refugees

18 July 2014

Said Foundation will pay for two-thirds of the scholarships UNHCR plans to give for Syrian refugees to attend university in Jordan and Lebanon this year

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Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

17 July 2014

UNHCR and partners are training scores of Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing – helping to sustain centuries-old techniques and provide livelihoods for refugees and host communities.

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Greece: A Syrian family's escape to Samos Island

15 July 2014

For Syrian refugees, the journey to Samos Island in Greece can be treacherous. But as Ali and his children learned, making it safely to shore is no guaranty of sanctuary.

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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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