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Syrian refugees find safety in Lebanon, but shelter proves scarce

As refugees continue to arrive in Lebanon from Syria, finding shelter is becoming increasingly difficult. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR’s Guterres says global humanitarian crises at levels unmatched in recent history The High Commissioner gives his opening address at the annual five-day meeting of UNHCR’s Executive Committee. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency […]

Conflict puts wedding plans on hold as wounded Syrian couple flee to Lebanon

Abu Omar works as a hotel sales manager in the Gulf. He returned earlier this year to Syria to get married, but nearly died trying to reach safety in Lebanon. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees and Iraqi returnees in Iraq Domiz Refugee Camp, Iraq, 16 September […]

10000 Syrian Refugees Stuck At Turkish Border

10000 Syrian Refugees Stuck At Turkish Border Turkey has so far taken in more than 80,000 Syrians, and all nine Turkish refugee camps along the border are full. Until recently, newcomers were being housed in schools, dormitories or sports centers near the border while Turkish authorities scamper … Read more on NPR

Numbers of Syrian displaced rises as violence continues unabated

With armed violence raging in Syria’s most populous city, thousands of frightened residents are seeking shelter in schools, mosques and public buildings. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and other national… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR delivers aid to over 30,000 displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state In Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, more […]