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.
Karen Whiting is an Assistant Representative for Protection based in Baghdad, Iraq working to protect Syrian refugees.
Behind the numbers are the stories of Syrians whose lives have been affected. Here is a glimpse of the faces behind the numbers and their stories.
For 15-year-old Naleen, art reflects reality: her tanbur was one of the only things she was able to bring when she fled Syria less than six months ago.
Her family’s dire financial straits have led to 11-year-old Syrian, Naamat, taking on many of the household duties, but her resilient spirit has enabled her to excel at school.
UNHCR: After 9 years of tragedy, resilience and solidarity, the world must not forget displaced Syrians
After 9 years of Syria in crisis, the Syrian people continue to experience acute tragedy. Today, Syrians are the largest refugee population in the world.
With the dramatically worsening situation in Syria’s Idlib province, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi supports calls for a cessation of hostilities
UNHCR is deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of civilians in north-west Syria. The humanitarian crisis is becoming increasingly desperate