After a decade of conflict, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. More than 6.8 million Syrians have fled their country and another 6.9 million have been internally displaced.
The UN refugee agency has 350 staff working inside Syria. Despite the insecurity, they distribute vital assistance.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees expresses concern for the dramatic numbers of people who are fleeing their homes in Syria.
What is happening in Syria today risks escalating very quickly into a disaster that could overwhelm the international response capacity.
The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world.
Syria’s war reaches another grim milestone — years of conflict have forced millions to flee and left them desperate for humanitarian assistance.
Since the escalation of violence in north-east Syria, teams from UNHCR have assisted some 31,800 people. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Liz Throssell – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Faced with the prospect of a worsening situation inside Syria and growing numbers of refugees in 2014, UN agencies appeal to donors for $6.5 billion in funds.
The humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwestern Syria is forcing families to flee their homes at alarming rate. Approximately 900,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the past three months, with an increase of more than 100,000 people in less than a week.
Next month will mark the eighth anniversary of the war in Syria. For the women, men and children trapped inside this ravaged country, life is a desperate struggle for survival — and winter is especially brutal. When UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — delivered winter supplies to Kafr Antoun, a rural village in northern Aleppo, last October, protection officers met a young boy named Moayyad.
Three years after the onset of the conflict there, Syria has become the world's leading country of forced displacement, with more than 9 million people uprooted from their homes.
Deteriorating conditions in Syria and neighboring countries are driving thousands to risk everything on perilous journeys to Europe.
Looking for ways to help women, children and families fleeing the violence in Syria?
We have been able to deliver urgently needed aid to thousands of people in Aleppo, Syria thanks to ceasefire and donors.
Without an end to the fighting soon, almost half of Syria's 20.8 million people could be in need of humanitarian help by the end of this year
UNHCR ready to send thousands of emergency aid packages to families in previously inaccessible areas of Syria if proposed ceasefire takes hold.
Impact from the October 2019 escalation of conflict in northeastern Syria continues to affect tens of thousands of innocent people.
Seven years of war in Syria have torn families apart, destroyed innocent lives and shattered dreams. Sadly, a generation of children has known nothing but war.
UNHCR and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have delivered the first humanitarian aid into a besieged area of Aleppo, Syria since last June.
Angelina Jolie urges governments around the world to put aside their differences and mount a new attempt to solve the conflict in Syria.
A recent escalation of violence in northwest Syria has displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Since December 12th, more than 235,000 Syrians have been forced to flee in an effort to reach safety.
Many people who have fled to Turkey from the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are now seeking shelter in other parts of Syria or Iraq.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi reaffirms UNHCR’s support to the most vulnerable in Syria and urges an increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in the country.
Nothing has prepared Hala for becoming a refugee. Now, with her eight children, she is far from her home.
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.