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UN Refugee Agency @Refugees

The needs are great, conditions dire in Homs and other Syrian cities http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&docid=527148296&query=Syria 

UNHCR Lebanon @UNHCRLebanon

The only things I could bring with me from in . All I have now. http://instagram.com/p/gC-gCTn05Y/ 

UNHCR Washington @UNHCRdc

"Going to bed is the hardest part of my day," a little boy told Ninette Kelley @UNHCRLebanon; children are scarred by trauma of war

Melissa Fleming @melissarfleming

U.N., Fearing a Polio Epidemic in , Moves to Vaccinate Millions of Children http://nyti.ms/H7rz4Y 

Sybella Wilkes @SybellaWilkes

Jordan’s restrictions on refugees from reveal strain on host countries | Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/jordan-s-restrictions-refugees-syria-reveal-strain-host-countries-2013-10-31 

Andrew Harper @And_Harper

Bringing water to local communities in . UNHCR & IRD project in Mafraq helps 35,000 thnx to @European_Union

Andrew Harper @And_Harper

@ZaatariCamp: has three schools, each with capacity for 5,000 students. The schools run two shifts: one for girls and one for boys.

 
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by UNHCR via unhcr.org

A top UNHCR official visiting war-battered Homs this week said that while the refugee agency is helping tens of thousands of people survive inside Syria, the situation in cities like Homs is "dire" and people "lack everything." The comments by Amin Awad, director of UNHCR's Middle East and North Africa Bureau, came as he toured Homs earlier this week and talked to internally displaced people in the Mohammad Durra shelter as well as a distribution centre in the conflict-damaged western Syria city. "The needs are great in all Syria's cities," said Awad, who is also the UN's regional refugee coordinator. "People lack everything . . . This is truly a humanitarian tragedy that is unfolding in front of our eyes," added the official, who wished to assess the needs in Homs as well as the impact of UNHCR aid. The refugee agency, using a fleet of some 250 trucks, provides aid to 14,000-15,000 households every week, or about 75,000 people. Some of these people live in areas that are difficult to reach because of the conflict and general insecurity. "These life-saving items are helping conflict-affected families survive extremely difficult circumstances, meet their most basic needs, preserve their dignity and prevent health problems," Awad noted. But the needs are enormous and as he spoke 44 containers full of UNHCR aid were being transferred to a warehouse after arriving on two ships at the Syrian port of Tartus. UNHCR plans to distribute this emergency assistance mainly to towns and cities that are difficult to reach, including Homs, Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Lattakia...READ MORE

by Greg Beals via Foreign Policy

The number of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria has drastically surged in the last year, swelling to 2.1 million displaced Syrians. Among them are more than 120,000 Syrians who now live in Zaatari, a sprawling refugee camp located in Jordan, where schools, hospitals, and thousands of small businesses have popped up to form a city unto itself. What follows is a collection of photos taken by Gregory Beals who has spent the last seven months working with refugees in and around Jordan, regularly visiting Zaatari and the people who, at least for now, call this place home. Above, a young girl dresses in her best clothes for the first day of school at Zaatari Refugee Camp, in September. Of the 30,000 school-aged children living the camp, only 12,000 of them are registered for classes...READ MORE