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Paralympic refugee sports liven Syrian boy’s dark past

The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with disabilities a new way to heal from their traumatic experiences.

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Good news from Syria: vaccination centres re-open

Parents in north-west Syria now have access to more than 35 re-opened vaccination centres where they can bring their children for life-saving protection, the UN said on Friday.

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Humanitarian aid a "fantastic investment," says UN relief chief

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.

That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.

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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

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UN Gender Focus Special: Women Refugees

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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UNDP projects help build resilience of most vulnerable in Syria

Despite the ongoing conflict in Syria, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners reached more than two million people last year through projects that support livelihoods or business recovery in vulnerable commu

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UN Gender Focus: women's health, handmade dolls and human rights

Women’s health was Finland’s “sensitive issue,” says former premier

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Syria inquiry chief laments “disastrous” civilian death toll

Conflict in Syria continues to rage with “disastrous consequences” for civilians who continue to bear the brunt of the six-year war, a leading rights investigator said on Wednesday.

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UN Gender Focus Special: Syrian refugee's story of survival

A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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Astana talks “promising step” says UN special envoy for Syria

Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as “promising” by the UN special envoy for Syria.

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