UNHCR is grateful for Denmark’s important USD 4 million contribution that will alleviate the acute needs for many of the people who have been forced to flee their homes due to the violence in South Sudan and the CAR.
Child recruitment, child labour, discrimination and loneliness – the crisis of Syria’s refugee children
A UNHCR survey of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan has found widespread psychological distress, many children living alone or separated from their parents, most receiving no education, and extensive involvement of children in illegal labour.
With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million
Recurrent conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) in the last couple of months have put additional pressure on UNHCR’s emergency operations in the region.
A report released today by UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, says that more people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994, with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement.
Data received from UNHCR’s offices in the Syria region shows that the number of Syrians either registered as refugees or being assisted as such has now reached the one million mark.
Iceland contributes with US $51,000 to UNHCR to help Syrian refugees during severe winter conditions.
As part of the international community’s emergency response to Syria, the Republic of Estonia has donated EUR 50,000 (USD: 64, 350) to UNHCR to assist and protect Syrian refugees in Jordan.