UNHCR estimates that some 3.8 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees are in need of additional assistance this winter in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
Discussions on the voluntary repatriation of Syrian refugees took place today in Geneva between the respective teams of UNHCR and the Turkish government.
More than 12,000 refugees from Syria have sought shelter in neighbouring Iraq since the latest influx began a fortnight ago, according to teams from UNHCR.
Teams from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in northern Iraq report that last night more than 900 refugees arrived from Syria at the Bardarash camp on 45 buses.
As number refugees crossing into Kurdistan Region of Iraq from Syria reaches some 10,000, one new arrival tells of crowded route to border and her fears of coming winter.
A week after first refugees crossed from northeast Syria into Iraq, the arrivals to northern Iraq continue. 7,100 have arrived since last Monday.
After a mistranslation led her to enrol in a plumbing workshop, Safaa trained her own team of mostly Syrian refugee women to challenge stereotypes.
For the fourth consecutive day, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has been receiving hundreds refugees crossing the border into Iraq from northeast Syria.
Since the escalation of violence in north-east Syria last week, teams from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have assisted some 31,800 people.
The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement.