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 UNHCR : Syria is the world’s biggest source of refugees 

(info graph from UNHCR facebook page)

On Thursday, the UNHCR released its latest report ” The UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report: World at War”.  it said that worldwide displacement was at the highest level ever recorded. And the number of people who forced to displaced at 2014 rose to 59.5 million compared to 51.2 million a year earlier. It also showed that over half the world’s …

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UN urges Canada to provide more support to Syrian refugees


The United Nations (UN) has called on Canada to do more to help Syrian refugees struggling with the Syrian war crisis. The call comes only a few days after the UN urged wealthier nations to help re-settle over 100,000 displaced Syrians. Canada, which has pledged to let in 1,300 refugees, needs to show its humanitarianism, Furio De Angelis, the representative …

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UN refugee agency forced to slash winter aid in Syria, Iraq


United Nations refugee agency UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that it has been forced to reduce the number of people in Iraq and Syria it provides aid to in Syria during the winter due to a lack of funds. “The whole humanitarian community is facing shortfalls. People are becoming numb”, Amin Awad, the head of the …

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UN expects Syrian war refugees to continue inundating Jordan


On Thursday, the United Nations said that it does not expect a let-up in the number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Jordan and asked for funds to help Jordan cope with the influx. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is expected to increase by up to 33% and reach …

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