After having fled her home with her family eight years, ago, Amina, mother of six, decided recently to return with her children to her home in Ar-Rastan city, Homs Governorate. The sole breadwinner of her family, Amina, a bright, optimistic and energetic 43-year old,...
After years of fighting destroyed much of eastern Syria’s largest city and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, UNHCR is helping families get back on their feet. Standing beside their parched fields on the once fertile banks of the Euphrates River outside...
UNHCR’s Grandi urges increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in Syria, including to people returning from displacement
DAMASCUS, Syria – UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, reaffirmed UNHCR’s support to the most vulnerable in Syria and urged an increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in the country including to people who have chosen to return home following...
Compounding crises increase misery for Syrian families trying to pick up the pieces after ten years of conflict, including 6.7 million people still displaced inside the country. In a dimly lit room of the tiny apartment in Aleppo where her family now lives,...
Against all the odds, Syrian returnee Samar started her own tailoring project to sustain a living for her family and restore dignity.
To most Somali refugees living in Damascus, Boyo is a well-known person, always ready to listen to their problems and needs with a warm welcome.
Damascus Citadel hosted recreational activities at the end of November. Promoted by a Youth Club and the Syrian Red Crescent, the event helped children to forge a brighter future.
“For many years, my dream was to have my own apiary to raise bees.”
Despite living in displacement for almost two decades and with many barriers during the Syrian crisis, Iraqi refugee Ahmed graduated with a master’s degree in international refugee law.
UNHCR welcomes the Government of Japan’s funding contribution of USD 11.6 million to support the early recovery of Eastern Aleppo
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, welcomes the Government of Japan’s funding contribution of USD 11.6 million to support the early recovery of Eastern Aleppo through UNHCR, WHO and UNDP.
“My dream is to be a doctor and help people”; UNHCR and partner rehabilitate one of the oldest schools in Aleppo
Hamza is in 6th grade and very excited to go to school. “This is the most beautiful school I’ve ever seen. I love everything – the classrooms, the windows, the playground, the board and everything”, says.
Mizken, an 11-year-old girl from Rajo, in Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria, was displaced with her family to Tal Refaat from over a year ago. With the support of UNHCR and partners, she can enjoy her childhood in a safe place.