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Syrian refugee Mahmoud, in the underground shelter where he lives […]
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Forced to grow up too soon in Lebanon: Mahmoud

Added: 29 Nov 2013

Mahmoud,15, hasn't been to school in 3 years. In his native Syria, his parents were afraid to send him because of the civil war. They ended up fleeing a year ago when, in the early morning hours, a bomb fell on a nearby house. The family, still groggy from being jolted awake, grabbed what they could […]
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The Harmanli camp was set up to shelter 450 people. But more […]
©UNHCR/D.Kashavelov

The Children of Harmanli Face a Bleak Winter

Added: 22 Nov 2013

Since the Syrian crisis began in March 2011, more than 2 million people have fled the violence. Many have made their way to European Union countries, finding sanctuary in places like Germany and Sweden. Others are venturing into Europe by way of Bulgaria, where the authorities struggle to accommodate […]
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Exhausted and cold, new arrivals sit with their belongings in […]
©UNHCR/M.Hofer

Lebanese Town Opens its Doors to Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees

Added: 20 Nov 2013

Fresh fighting in Syria has driven thousands of refugees across the border into eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley over the past week. An estimated 6,000 people were forced from their homes by the fighting around Qarah and the Qalamoun region of western Syria. The desperate civilians crossed the mountains […]
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Damage in Tanauan, Leyte. Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines […]
©UNHCR/R.Rocamora

Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

Added: 18 Nov 2013

An estimated 13 million people were affected when Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on November 8. Thousands were killed and about 3 million are believed to be displaced - some of them living in evacuation sites, others on the ruins of their former homes. Tacloban City in Leyte province was […]
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Many of those who cross the border do so without shoes. When […]
©UNHCR/G.Beals

As Winter Approaches, Syrians in Jordan Prepare for the Cold

Added: 14 Nov 2013

As winter approaches and Syria's raging war shows no signs of abating, Syrian civilians continue their desperate flight across borders to safety. Most have fled with nothing and some arrive barefoot in Jordan after walking for miles without shoes to reach the border in the increasingly cold and harsh […]
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