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Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria’s conflict enters 5th year.
As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, millions of refugees are caught in alarmingly deteriorating conditions, facing an even bleaker future.
With no solution to the conflict in sight, most of the 3.9 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt see no prospect of returning home in the near future, and have little opportunity to restart their lives in exile.
Inside Syria, the situation is also deteriorating rapidly. Millions of children are suffering from trauma and ill health. A quarter of Syria’s schools have been damaged, destroyed or taken over for shelter. More than half of Syria’s hospitals are destroyed.
“We have only a narrow opportunity to intervene now as this potentially lost generation confronts its future”, warns UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres. “Abandoning refugees to hopelessness only exposes them to even greater suffering, exploitation and dangerous abuse”.
What is UNHCR doing to help
UNHCR provides basic and necessary humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees and helps the most vulnerable refugees with urgently needed relief - cash for medicine and food, stoves and fuel for heating, insulation for tents, thermal blankets and winter clothing.
By helping refugees in the surrounding region, UNHCR hopes to reduce the number of desperate Syrians resorting to smugglers and falling prey to traffickers to reach safety elsewhere.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors in the past year alone, 1.7 million refugees received food aid, 350,000 children were enrolled in school, and shelter in camps was provided for more than 400,000 refugees.
You can help make a difference.
How you can help
With your kind donation, UNHCR can help refugee children and families receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.
Could provide two families with synthetic mats to prevent them from sleeping on the ground.
Can provide high thermal fleece blankets to help protect a family from the elements
Could provide a family with a stove so that they can cook for themselves
Could provide a whole family with a tent to shelter them from the elements
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