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SYRIA / AID EASTERN ALEPPO

Following an agreement with the Syrian Government and the opposition, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and SARC (Syrian Arab Red Crescent) this week carried out a rare and risky operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged neighborhood of Boustan al Qaser in Eastern Aleppo. UNHCR

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SHAKESPEARE SYRIA REFUGEE

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari stopped going to school after fleeing Syria more than a year ago. However she plays a star role in "Shakespeare in Zaatari" which has inspired her to become an actress.  UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / BEDOUIN TEACHER

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Shahadeh opened a school at a refugee settlement near Amman, where all the residents are Bedouin relatives. UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive. WFP

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIA ONE MILLION REFUGEES

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon surpassed 1 million on Thursday, a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point. UNHCR

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / JUBA TONGPING IDP CAMP

The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) visited Tuesday the Tongping Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Juba, South Sudan, where living conditions are dismal. UNHCR

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / BEKAA HANY

 Hany is a 20 year old Syrian refugee fromHomswho lives with his family in a small tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Back inSyria, Hany was at university studying to be a communications engineer, but he was unable to complete his studies. UNHCR  

29 Mar 2014 | Read More »

TURKEY / NORTHERN SYRIA AID

A UN convoy carrying vital humanitarian supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need in northern Syria arrived this week from Turkey. This was the first time in three years of conflict that aid is being transported via this route. The Security Council will discuss the Secretary-General’s report regarding access to humanitarian aid in Syria on [...]

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHALED HOSSEINI

International best-selling author and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Khaled Hosseini made his first visit over the weekend to see Syrian refugees living in Northern Iraq.  Hosseini, a former refugee fromAfghanistanis the author of bestsellers such as The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns. UNHCR

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES HOUSING CRISIS

Almost four in five Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the formal camps, but only get a fraction of the international attention given to Za’atari camp in northern Jordan.  UNHCR

22 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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