UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping “deeper into poverty and despair.”
In Lebanon, capacity of local community and Syrian refugees to provide mutual support being stretched to breaking point by economic turmoil and COVID-19.
On the eve of the fourth Supporting Syria and the Region conference in Brussels, the UN urged donors to redouble their commitment to Syrians and the region.
Airport closure put Wafaa and her Syrian family’s resettlement on hold, but she hopes that once crisis eases they can leave Lebanon.
The economic downturn prompted by the pandemic has pushed hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in the Middle East into an ever more desperate situation.
Syrian refugee Mohammad Alkhalaf is a perfectionist – and that quality has served him well in his training as an electrician with a German rail operator.
Syrian-Armenians re struggling to restart their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UNHCR has stepped in to provide support.
While there have been no cases of COVID-19 so far, UNHCR is helping some 120,000 Syrian refugees living in the region’s largest camps do what they can to mitigate the threat.
A Syrian family was forced to flee their hometown of Aleppo in Syria when it came under heavy, life-threatening siege in 2012 — but not before a grave injury changed his life forever.
As the crisis in Syria enters its ninth year, an estimated 13.5 million need humanitarian assistance — including 6.6 million people who are internally displaced.