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When Syrian refugee, Jamal, noticed that most of the children […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

For Starters, a Tent: A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

Added: 25 Apr 2014

In the semi-rural area of Kherbet Al-Souk, on the outskirts of Amman, Syrian refugees struggling to get their children into crowded state schools have taken matters into their own hands. They have set up a simple school in their small informal settlement of about 500 refugees. The families had lived […]
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Syrian refugee, Mahmoud, aged nine, looks out of the window of […]
©UNHCR/S. Baldwin

Mahmoud's Journey: A Young Syrian Survives Being Shot At, Detained and Bullied to Find a New Life in Sweden

Added: 17 Apr 2014

A photo essay by Shawn Baldwin and Johan Bävman A photograph of Syrian refugee, Mahmoud, shows the nine-year-old looking wistfully out of the window of an apartment block in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Perhaps he is thinking of happier days at school in his home town of Aleppo or maybe he is wondering […]
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Newly arrived refugees rest after a long and arduous trip from […]
©UNHCR/P.Spiegel

2014: CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

Added: 11 Apr 2014

Each week 10,000 Muslims cross into eastern Cameroon to escape the violence consuming the Central African Republic (CAR). Many new arrivals report that they have been repeatedly attacked as they fled. The anti-Balaka militiamen have blocked main roads to Cameroon, forcing people to find alternate routes […]
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The influx is accelerating. On average, UNHCR staff in Lebanon […]
©UNHCR/Y. Lee

A Bleak Milestone in Lebanon, Visualized

Added: 03 Apr 2014

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon passed the 1 million mark today, a bleak milestone exacerbated by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.
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Sharifa (left), 12, from the Syrian city of Homs, studies by […]
©UNHCR/L.Addario

A Face in a Million: the Struggle of Syria's Refugees in Lebanon

Added: 03 Apr 2014

They are everywhere in Lebanon - 1 million Syrian refugees, in a land of 4.8 million people. There are no refugee camps in Lebanon. Instead, most rent apartments and others live in makeshift shelters and in garages, factories and prisons. Three years after the Syria crisis began, Lebanon has become the […]
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