4 Years of Conflict

As the conflict in Syria enters a 5th year, millions of refugees are still in need. You can help.

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A Syrian Family Pulled in Two Directions

Driven out by conflict but drawn back by the pull of their beloved homeland.

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UNHCR Special Envoy Visits Iraq

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis.

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35.6 Million individuals received life-saving support in 2013 from UNHCR.

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UNHCR provides essential services to refugees in 125+ countries.

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Men, women and children displaced by unthinkable crises around the world.

Syrian Crisis

In its fourth year of brutal and bitter war, Syria is in ruins. Its people are on the run from a nightmare that seems to have no end. Millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) are trapped inside Syria, experiencing dire conditions. Millions of other Syrian refugees have overwhelmed neighbouring countries—their numbers and needs intensify daily.

 

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Fighting in southern Philippines island displaces more than 120,000

MANILA, Philippines, March 20 (UNHCR) – Fighting between government forces and armed groups in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has forced more than 120,000 people to flee their homes since late January, when the conflict flared. The UN refugee agency said...

Pulled in Two Directions

“Our life before the war was very ordinary,” says Wazzam, thinking back to the years his family spent in Raqqa, Syria. “Our doors were open all night. We feared nothing. It was difficult at times to find work, but our minds were at peace because it was safe.” The long...

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