Syrian refugees

News in Brief 16 June 2020

  • Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD
  • Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact
  • Action needed now to avoid ‘hunger pandemic’ from COVID-19 in Latin America
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Food-insecurity rising for Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Food-insecurity is rising for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, many of whom are resorting to what have been described as “negative coping strategies” such as eating only one meal per day.

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Film festival in Lebanon seeks to unmask the lives of Syrian refugees

A film festival has been held for the first time in Beirut, Lebanon, in an attempt to expose the plight of Syrian refugees settling in the country.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, Portugal and epidemic diseases

Yemen conflict having “devastating” effect on women of reproductive age

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Syrian refugees: Conference seeks to expand resettlement, other solutions

Increasing the number of places that Syrian refugees can call home is among the aims of an international conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

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Syrian conflict: Supporting refugees and host countries

The Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year,  has generated the largest displacement crisis globally.

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa are hosting nearly five million people who have fled the violence and insecurity.

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“I wanted to cry inside”: Syrian refugees tell of relief reaching Greece

Syrian refugees have been speaking of their relief at reaching Greece safely with their families.

One villager, who fled Aleppo and arrived on the island of Lesbos thanks to the Greek coastguard, told the UN he “wanted to cry inside….from happiness.”

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US$10 billion pledged but Syrian refugees need a future: UN chief

With more than US$10 billion pledged, Syrian refugees also deserve the chance to work and go to school, to prevent radicalization and despair.

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Vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Lebanon “skyrocketed” in 2015

The vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has “skyrocketed” over the last year, according to a new report released by a group of UN agencies.

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Syrian refugees prepare for new life in US, despite opposition

Syrian refugees are continuing to arrive in the United States, despite public fears and political opposition.

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