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UN refugee agency says it has not received funds pledged for Syrian refugees

The U.N. refugee agency says it has not yet received the funds recently pledged for Syrian refugees and is struggling to help rising numbers fleeing the country’s nearly 2-year-old civil war. Andrew Harper, the agency’s representative to Jordan, told The … Continue reading

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Refugees cram UN camp in Jordan with fears the bloodshed in Syria will worsen

The world has a lot of ideas about how to end the bloodshed in Syria, but no plans to do so. The international community dithers because there is nothing close to a consensus about how to stop a conflict that … Continue reading

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Video: Syria’s neighbors worry fighting will spill over

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Syrian refugees need billion euros

More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main camp, has been welcoming them every day, but what this means is families … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees gunned down by Assad’s forces at Jordanian border

Syrian refugees seeking shelter away from violence in the country are being gunned down by President Assad’s forces alongside the Jordanian border, a recent video has revealed. The video, aired by Al Arabiya television on Sunday, showed several individuals struck … Continue reading

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Following refugee camp visit, UN officials flag need for more funds to help displaced Syrians in Iraq

In the wake of a visit to a refugee camp for displaced Syrians in Iraq, senior United Nations officials have highlighted the urgent need for donor funding to increase the aid being provided to those fleeing the conflict in neighbouring … Continue reading

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Cameron from refugee camp in Jordan: I’ll ensure Syria is top priority

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday vowed to do more to help end the crisis in Syria, as he made a surprise visit to the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. His appearance at the camp, just 30 … Continue reading

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We all must be voice for refugees

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel with Refugees International to Jordan, where I met Syrian refugees living near the capital, Amman, and at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border. Their resounding request of me was simple: … Continue reading

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Syrians choose war over Jordan Zaatari refugee camp

The Zaatari camp in northern Jordan was meant to be a place of refuge for 30,000 Syrians. But every day, dozens are choosing to leave the safety of Jordan and make the perilous journey back into the war zone. The … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees face tough winter in Jordan camp

UNICEF Ireland is warning that more than 30,000 Syrian refugees are facing a “hostile and unforgiving” winter living in tents in the Jordanian desert. The aid agency is expanding its operations at the Zaatari camp, which is 15km from the … Continue reading

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