Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

According to UNHCR estimates, 13.5 million people (75% of the current population) are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Before the war began in 2011, Syria was considered a stable middle-income country. Literacy rates were at 86%, unemployment levels a...
Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Iraq’s second city. ZELIKAN CAMP, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Iraqi grandfather Majid* says he and his family “lived for two years in hell” after their village...
Hungarian volunteers offer warm welcome for refugees

Hungarian volunteers offer warm welcome for refugees

Meals, advice, shelter — and smiles — provided to those fearing only cold shoulders. The kitchens of the John Wesley Theological College resound to the clatter of pans and the chopping of vegetables. Hungarian staff are making meals not only for their own students....
UN refugee chief warns Syria displacement set to rise

UN refugee chief warns Syria displacement set to rise

With neighbouring countries feeling the strain of the refugee crisis, Filippo Grandi says more Syrians may become trapped within their country’s borders. AMMAN, Jordan – With no end in sight to the fighting in Syria, displacement inside the country is likely to rise...
Mediterranean death toll soars, 2016 is deadliest year yet

Mediterranean death toll soars, 2016 is deadliest year yet

With two months still to go in 2016, deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean hit all-time high. GENEVA – With two months still to go, deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean so far this year have hit a record high, the UN Refugee...

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