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Jordan opens a new desert camp for Syrian refugees at Azraq

30 April 2014

A first group of 230 Syrian refugees arrive at the newly opened Azraq camp, which will be run by the Jordanian authorities with help from UNHCR.

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Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

02 October 2015

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

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Losing hope and fearful for their families, skilled Syrians join refugee exodus

28 September 2015

UNHCR staff report seeing increasing numbers of affluent, highly educated Syrians leaving the country

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Loss of hope and deepening poverty driving Syrians to seek refuge in Europe

25 September 2015

UNHCR identifies seven factors behind most recent movement of Syrian refugees to Europe

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The Young Girl and the Sea

24 September 2015

Another boat ferrying refugees to Europe has capsized between Turkey and Greece. Rescuers arrived too late to save them all.

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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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