Nothing has prepared Hala for becoming a refugee. Now, with her eight children, she is far from her home.
Watch a recording of a special briefing to hear directly from UNHCR staff who are responding to the ongoing crisis in Türkiye and Syria. They’ll share an update on the current situation after last week’s devastating earthquakes left tens of thousands dead and tens of thousands more displaced in the middle of a freezing cold winter.
On the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Syrian war, we are journeying back through photos to see where the crisis began and where it is today.
In the current security environment, several convoys have had to be cancelled or delayed. This is depriving many Syrians of vitally needed help.
The operation was only possible thanks to the logistics support of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the agreement and cooperation of the Syrian government and facilitation by the Syrian National Coalition.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Eight years of violence and destruction have forced 5.6 million Syrians to flee the country and millions more are still internally displaced.
Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Mosul.
As well as showing solidarity with the refugees, the visit recognizes the commitment of the Jordanian people and government to refugee protection.
UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming said family aid packages had been distributed to some 59,000 families, or about 295,000 people.
Less than a month into the regional refugee response plan for 2013, UNHCR and its partners have launched ambitious programs.
After over a decade of conflict, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. More than 6.8 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country since 2011, and another 6.7 million people have been internally displaced inside the country.
Angelina Jolie speaks to Hala, an 11 year-old Syrian refugee, who lost her mother and her childhood in one terrible moment.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie appeared in front of the UN Security Council to raise awareness on the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria.
Chemical engineering student Rawan, 19, from Syria, has qualified for one of UNHCR’s DAFI scholarships and will complete her tertiary education in Turkey.
She stayed as long as possible, even after bombs destroyed her home and her commute became dangerous. It was when there were no more schools for her daughter to attend that Darie decided it was time to leave Syria.
After fleeing Aleppo and leaving behind his job as a blacksmith, Omar struggles to find work. Luckily UNHCR is offering vocational training and start-up business grants.
UN humanitarian agencies called on donor nations to provide billions of dollars in additional funding.
A group of Syrian refugees cross at night into Jordan. They make their way by foot from the Syrian governorate of Daá'ra carrying what they can. It's a risky journey.
People in Syria are too often forgotten. How much do you know about one of the worst refugee crises in the world? Put your knowledge to the test.
UNHCR's protection chief Volker Türk highlights the key role of Syrian refugee women at a conference in London.
A staggering number of refugees bear wounds from the Syrian conflict. These 12 survivors in Lebanon are learning to be whole again.
More than 10,100 Syrian refugees have crossed into Iraq seeking safety. Nearly 75% of all registered refugees are women and children.
Mayada's story is just one of the almost four million Syrian refugees that currently need our help and deserve our support.
One million Syrian children have now been registered as refugees, forced from their homeland by a war that is well into its third year,