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Innocent civilians in Syria are being shot in the streets by their own government’s troops. Houses are being shelled. Hospitals have been bombed from the planes of the Syrian Air Force.
The killing is indiscriminate.
It’s no wonder that people are fleeing in terror. So many men have been killed or detained that three-quarters of those arriving in neighboring countries are women and children in desperate search of a safe haven.
The number of Syrian refugees has tripled over the last three months.
As of October 1, 2012, a total of 308,988 Syrian refugees have been registered or are awaiting registration in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, and an additional 1.5 million Syrians have abandoned their homes but remain inside Syria.
The situation has become a humanitarian crisis.
Host families inside and beyond Syrian borders have taken in as many refugees as they can. Even more have made their way to refugee camps set up by the United Nations Refugee Agency – but the refugees continue to arrive. They arrive weary and footsore with nothing but the clothes on their backs, clutching the hands of their fearful children and hopeful that someone, somewhere will hear their plea and offer a hand in kindness.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is tasked with caring for some 34.5 million men, women, and children in need around the world.
But the Syria crisis has stretched its budget and supplies are running low – both in Syria and in other hot spots around the world, including Mali, South Sudan, DRC and Myanmar.
We need help.
USA for UNHCR
USA for UNHCR helps raise funds & support for the UN Refugee Agency, which is tasked with caring for 34.5 million people in need around the world. Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing conflicts in Syria, Mali, South Sudan, DRC and Myanmar.
The UN Refugee Agency’s work has never been more needed in our world than it is right now.