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Syrian refugees Mustafa and Sherin stand with two of their children, Nadia, 12, and Muhammad, 10, outside their home in Amman during the COVID-19 lockdown. They fled Damascus in 2013

Syrian refugees Mustafa and Sherin stand with two of their children, Nadia, 12, and Muhammad, 10, outside their home in Amman during the COVID-19 lockdown. They fled Damascus in 2013. © UNHCR/Mohammad Hawari

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic  to whom quoted text may be attributed  at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.