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Refugees collect water in Azraq camp in Jordan.
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Jordan

Climate change is driving Jordan’s water crisis

The Leading Women Fund supports Syrian refugee women who are struggling to provide essentials such as food, medicine and, increasingly, water.

Wardah Alabdallah holds her two-month-old daughter Muna in the family's shelter in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan.
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Jordan

What Syrian refugees really need this winter

Near-freezing conditions in Jordan make life even more difficult for refugee families – which is why UNHCR’s winterisation payments are so vital.

Winter Assistance Helps Syrian Refugee Families In Zaatari Camp
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Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine

“If I had not received the winter cash assistance, I would have been helpless”

As temperatures plunge in the Northern Hemisphere, UNHCR is stepping up support to help refugees.

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Worldwide

Climate crisis in the spotlight

Urgent action needed to curb impact of climate change on world’s most vulnerable

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Syria

The extraordinary story of Yusra Mardini hits our screens

The Swimmers debuts on Netflix next week

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Australia

Why a former UN peacekeeper is leaving a gift for refugees in his Will

“In a lot of conflicts or disasters, there’s nobody else to help but UNHCR.”

Sheena Polese
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Australia

“We all have the capacity to help”

Meet leadership coach (and ultra-marathon runner!) Sheena Polese

Syrian woman collects water in Jordan
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Jordan

What it’s like to be a Syrian refugee

After 10 years in Jordan, mother-of-two Nour is settled in her new community. But cost-of-living increases mean her economic situation remains precarious.

Angela Merkel, Former Chancellor of Germany
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Worldwide

Dr Angela Merkel honoured for ‘true leadership’ in protecting refugees

Dr Angela Merkel has received the UNHCR Refugee Nansen Award for her work protecting refugees at the height of the Syrian crisis.

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