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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Number of Syrian refugees reaches one million

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... are doing everything we can to help, but the international humanitarian response capacity is dangerously stretched. This tragedy has to be stopped.” The UNHCR said the one million figure comprised ... that numbers would reach 1.1 million by June but said on Wednesday that it would adjust that figure. The exodus has intensified this year, the UNHCR said, with 400,000 Syrians fleeing their country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1183086/number-syrian-refugees-reaches-one-million
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... at the UNHCR centre in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. "We didn't know where to go. We just wanted to get away from all the shelling and fighting," he said, giving only his first ... Lebanon had become the country with the highest per capita concentration of refugees anywhere in the world in recent history, the UNHCR said. As a result, it was struggling to cope with a crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464345/syrian-refugee-flood-lebanon-population-45-million-tops-1-million
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's 'lost boy' not quiet the full picture

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... is separated- he is not alone," Andrew Harper, head of the refugee agency UNHCR in Jordan, who took the first picture, clarified. Marwan had been reunited with his mother within 10 minutes. ... on the number of child refugees, both accompanied and alone, who have been forced from their homes in Syria over the past three years. Marwan- a name given to the boy by UNHCR to protect his identity- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431193/syrias-lost-boy-not-quiet-full-picture
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... to forget. It’s like someone has stabbed me with a knife when I remember,” 15-year-old Taha, who saw seven corpses near his house in Syria, told interviewers with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). It is important that this human face of the refugee crisis is not forgotten Volker Turk, UNHCR He and scores of other Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon were interviewed for a 60-page UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN refugee agency says more than two million have fled Syria

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... a year ago. “Syria is haemorrhaging women, children and men who cross borders often with little more than the clothes on their backs,” the UNHCR said in a statement, pointing out ... million people have flooded out of Syria, and an average of 5,000 continue to cross into neighbouring countries each day, UNHCR said, pointing out that on August 23, the number of Syrian children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302540/un-refugee-agency-says-more-two-million-have-fled-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    More Syrian refugees pour into Iraq's Kurdish region

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday. The UNHCR reported a "river" of Syrians crossing into Iraqi Kurdistan, after more than 15,000 entered Iraq on Thursday and Saturday, figures the agency said were unprecedented. "UN-refugee-agency staff at Sahela today report what appears like a river of people coming towards the border," said Claire Bourgeois, the UNHCR's Iraq representative, referring to a border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297694/more-syrian-refugees-pour-iraqs-kurdish-region
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... expressed concern on Tuesday about the fate of hundreds of men and boys taken for questioning by authorities after being evacuated. A spokeswoman for the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR said 336 male ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426594/evacuations-aid-delivery-resume-syrias-besieged-city-homs
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 Syrians flee in August

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... refugee agency said on Tuesday. It was the highest monthly figure since the conflict erupted in March last year, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters. “This is a significant escalation ... was now seeing a steep hike in the number of Syrian Kurds arriving in the country, with about 500 crossing daily. Iraqi refugees have also been fleeing Syria by the hundreds, the UNHCR said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029557/more-100000-syrians-flee-august
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Britain’s Prince Charles visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:37am by Associated Press

    ... the “remarkable” work of the agencies on the ground, mentioning the UN’s refugee body, UNHCR. The royal visit did not include the main Zaatari tent camp because of security concerns. Sporadic rioting has broken out at the facility over its difficult desert conditions. Also in Jordan on Wednesday, UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres urged stepped up international support, warning that funds received so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1190206/britains-prince-charles-visits-syrian-refugees-jordan
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says Syrian child refugees tops one million mark

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:40pm by AP

    ... Commissioner for Refugees, known as UNHCR. “Even after they have crossed a border to safety, they are traumatized, depressed and in need of a reason for hope,” he said. His agency said it tries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298885/un-says-syrian-child-refugees-tops-one-million-mark

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