For Syrian refugees, every day is an emergency

After 10 years of crisis, life is harder than ever for displaced Syrians. More than 70% of them live in poverty.

COVID-19 is having a disastrous impact on their lives.
UNHCR has been working on the ground, providing lifesaving support both in Syria and the neighbouring countries, since the start of the conflict.
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can provide a family of five in Syria with core relief items such as; mattresses, fleece blankets, a kitchen set and a solar lamp


can provide cash assistance to an affected family in Lebanon


can provide 10 refugees with hygiene kits in Jordan

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - Mahbooba, a 22-year-old Afghan refugee woman in Pakistan, stands outside her home, wrapped in a beautiful polka dot scarf.

'Education enables us to sense the meaning of life'

In her own words, Mahbooba tells the story of her struggles and challenges, what keeps her motivated – and why the word 'education' is a sweet-sounding word to her. 

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Hand-knitted scarves to keep you warm

Syrian refugees living in Shatila camp knit these beautiful woollen scarves by hand. For more accessories handcrafted by refugees browse our MADE51 shop. 

Empty bottles of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020.

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

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