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School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

Thirteen-year-old Abdul Wahad lives in an underground garage in Beirut amid the stench of garbage. Garbage is his business. "When I grow up," he says, "I want to go to school." Abdul Wahad is one of the 1 million Syrian refugees now registered with UNHCR in Lebanon. The number is...

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Syrian refugees: The singular stories of the millions on the move

Syrian refugees: The singular stories of the millions on the move

Khaled Hosseini, author of 'The Kite Runner' and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visits a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdish Iraq and is moved by families desperate to provide for themselves and not to be reliant on the generosity of local people In the Kurdish region of Iraq, I sit...

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Syrian refugees in Jordan susceptible to blackmail: reports

Syrian refugees in Jordan susceptible to blackmail: reports

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Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has exceeded one million, in what the UN refugee agency calls a "devastating milestone" for a small country with depleted resources and brewing sectarian tension. Refugees from Syria, half of them children, now equal a quarter of...

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Syrians brave life outside crammed Turkish refugee camps

Syrians brave life outside crammed Turkish refugee camps

Turned away three times since fleeing the bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo in January, mother of eight Faten Darwish has given up on getting her family into a refugee camp in southeast Turkey. Instead, the 33-year old lives with her husband and children in a dingy...

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Witness: Syrian refugee in Lebanon sets herself on fire

Witness: Syrian refugee in Lebanon sets herself on fire

     A Syrian refugee mother of four, desperate to receive food aid, set herself on fire at a U.N. registration centre in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said. The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed the incident, adding that the...

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Housing rent soars in Lebanon, Syrians become victims of real estate holders

Housing rent soars in Lebanon, Syrians become victims of real estate holders

Renting allowance raised to unprecedented level in Lebanon, proportioned with numbers of Syrian refugees in the country. According to latest official figures by the UNHCR, it is estimated that number of Syrians in Lebanon has hit a million, in other word, there is a Syrian...

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Syrian refugee teenager in Jordan wishes to go to school

Syrian refugee teenager in Jordan wishes to go to school

Mohammad, a 15-year-old Syrian kid who fled to Amman, Jordan, with family a year ago and worked there, said last Friday he wants to go to school just as local children do. Mohammad has been working in a butcher's shop for five months. His job is cutting the vegetables, grinding the...

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Syrian refugee children perform for ‘victory’ in play

Syrian refugee children perform for ‘victory’ in play

Syrian refugee children living in Jordan this week performed a silent play entitled “We Emerged to Light,” which tells the tale of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Starring 21 children, the play was directed by Syrian actor Jalal al-Taweel. The production...

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U.N. aid convoy to enter Syria for first time

U.N. aid convoy to enter Syria for first time

  A U.N. convoy of about 80 trucks is ready to cross the Turkish border into Syria for the first time, aid officials said Wednesday, in a step they hope will pave the way for humanitarian access to the country’s most desperate areas . The convoy became possible...

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 Syrian children of Atmeh refugee camp celebrate third anniversary

Syrian children of Atmeh refugee camp celebrate third anniversary

The Syrian revolution which started in March 2011 in a wave of protests that swept the country against the brutality of Al Assad’s regime entered its fourth year on March 15th 2014. In its third anniversary, Atmeh refugee camp, located near the Syrian-Turkish border...

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Charities to exploit Syrian refugees as suffering becomes chance for corruption

Charities to exploit Syrian refugees as suffering becomes chance for corruption

Legal procedures are being taken against 52 charity organizations operating under Islamic names in Al Mafraq city in Jordan, on charges of corruption and abuse of trust. The 52 are of total 72 charity organization operating in Jordan to provide aid to Syrian refuges, an activist said. What was...

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7 Relief Volunteers crossed Europe to aid Syrian Refugees

7 Relief Volunteers crossed Europe to aid Syrian Refugees

Five thousand kilometers took a young Palestinian man to reach Syria to provide aid. “Maher Hayatla” with other volunteers in a long risky “marathon trip" travelled through many European countries, and their destination was Syria. The trip was part of a...

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Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: U.N.

Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: U.N.

Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world's largest refugee population, fleeing a conflict where barrel bombs leave bodies in pieces and a generation of children are physically and emotionally scarred, top U.N. officials said on Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told...

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Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon

Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon

Tears welled in the eyes of Alia Abdelqader, 65, as she told of her husband's reluctant return to Syria that morning  –  just a few days after the couple had escaped to Lebanon. Their daughter, a gynecologist, has been trapped in the embattled city of Yabrud with her two children....

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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon amid suffering, desperation, devastation

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon amid suffering, desperation, devastation

  Seeing Syrian children selling products in Beirut’s streets has become familiar. Nirmin, a 6-year-old girl from Aleppo wonders in Beirut street selling flowers, with her under 13 years old three brothers, and her 5 years old cousin who sells tissues....

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105-year-old refugee woman kicked to death by Assad's forces: son

105-year-old refugee woman kicked to death by Assad's forces: son

Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad have ‘kicked to death’ a 105-year-old refugee woman in Damascus last January, her son told Zaman Alwasl.    Om Faris al-Shibli, who fled with her family the embattled city of Aleppo to settle down in the Old City of Damascus,...

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