Message from the United Nations humanitarian, refugee, and development chiefs on the situation in Syria and the region

Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner

10 May 2022

Imagining Syria

With nearly two million Syrian refugee children aged 11 or under having little or no memory of home, we asked some of them to draw what Syria means to them.

15 Mar 2022

Syrian refugees profoundly hit by COVID-19 economic downturn

16 Jun 2020

After 9 years of tragedy, resilience and solidarity, the world must not forget displaced Syrians

10 Mar 2020

Refugees in Egypt pitch in to fight plastic pollution in the Nile

Working alongside locals, refugees from five countries help remove tonnes of plastic waste from Cairo's shores while building links to the local community.

11 Jul 2019

Syrian director unites refugees and locals through drama

Theatre director Bassem uses acting classes to offer safe space for young refugees and locals in Alexandria, building their self-confidence and a sense of community.

26 Jun 2019

Syrian entrepreneur brings a taste of Damascus to Egypt

Syrian refugee's story shows how the craft of sweet making learned in Damascus can translate into a thriving business in Cairo – one sticky treat at a time.

27 May 2019

UNHCR urges critical support for refugees in Egypt

28 Feb 2019

Funding gap leaves refugees in Egypt struggling to cope

Syrian refugee Abdallah left school aged 12 to support his destitute family, and UNHCR warns that more refugees face ruin without urgent increase in funding.

28 Feb 2019