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Peroz worries whether her newborn will survive her first days […]
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An Infant's Journey to Safety

Added: 03 Sep 2013

Three days after giving birth to her fourth child, a girl she named Hawler, Peroz concluded that the situation in her hometown of Hassake, Syria, was too dangerous for her children. She decided to make the difficult journey to northern Iraq. Along the way, she and Hawler were sick. "I was terrified the […]
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Aya (in the blue top) helps her older sister, Hala, make carrot […]
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Syria's Latest Grim Statistic: One Million Children in Exile

Added: 23 Aug 2013

With Syria's civil war well into its third year, the United Nations estimates that there are now more than 1 million Syrian children living outside their country as refugees. They include eight-year-old Aya, who was forced to flee with her family to Lebanon in 2011. They now live in an informal settlement […]
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A helicopter operated by the World Food Programme unloads its […]
©UNHCR/T.Irwin

Emergency food distribution in South Sudan's Jonglei state

Added: 15 Aug 2013

Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are working to deliver emergency assistance to some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Jonglei state. Most of those uprooted have fled into the bush or have walked for days to reach villages away from the fighting. Others have journeyed […]
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Thousands of Syrians streamed across a bridge over the Tigris […]
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Syrians stream from their war-torn country into Iraq's Kurdistan region

Added: 15 Aug 2013

Thousands of Syrians streamed across a bridge over the Tigris River and into Iraq's Kurdistan region on Thursday, August 15th. UNHCR Field Officer, Galiya Gubaeva, was on the ground with her camera.
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Syrian director Saifeddine Al Sibaii reads on set from the script […]
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Syria's Soap Makers Continue Ramadan Tradition in Lebanon

Added: 07 Aug 2013

TV soap operas are a staple of Ramadan across the Arab world, and those made in Syria are particularly famous and popular around the region. The war in Syria has halted most productions, but some cast and crews are continuing the tradition and filming new dramas for the small screen in Lebanon. In general, […]
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