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    UN Filippo Grandi is gravely concerned about the civilian population caught in the crossfire in south-west Syria, including airstrikes and heavy shelling. An estimated 750,000 lives are in danger. His statement ⤵️

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  2. In 2017 Every 2 seconds ⌚️ someone was forced to flee 🚶🏽‍♀️ their home due to war, violence, or persecution. ⚠️

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    My statement of today on the critical situation of civilians in South-West Syria.

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  4. "Thousands of innocent lives are going to be lost, once again, if urgent action is not taken." – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on south west

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  5. UNHCR is prepared to immediately scale up its assistance inside Syria and to Jordan.

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  6. Given the immediate dangers, is advocating for granting temporary refuge in Jordan to those in need of safety and for the international community to provide immediate and substantive support to Jordan, in a spirit of solidarity and responsibility sharing.

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  7. The hostilities in the border area are life threatening and leave many no choice but to seek safety in neighboring Jordan.

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  8. The and partners are doing their best to deliver life-saving aid to the people of South West Syria from within Syria and across the Jordanian border, but the security situation is hindering our efforts to reach a large number of people in dire need.

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  9. "The most immediate priority is to find a political solution to the conflict and spare Syrian civilians further suffering." -

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  10. Among the displaced are also local humanitarian workers who have selflessly served the civilian population throughout the duration of the Syrian conflict. - Filippo Grandi

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  11. The large numbers of women and children among the displaced in south-west Syria are of particular concern, as well as elderly, injured and sick people.

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  12. "The protection, safety and security of civilians and humanitarian workers is of utmost importance – a core principle of international humanitarian law." -

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  13. UN Grandi calls on all parties to the Syrian conflict to redouble efforts to cease hostilities, and to allow humanitarian actors to deliver life-saving assistance, shelter, and evacuate the wounded.

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  14. More than 320,000 people are now displaced and most are living in dire and insecure conditions, including some 60,000 people camped at the Nasib/Jaber border crossing with Jordan.

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  15. Giving refugees a chance to meet people from around the world and feel at home 🏡

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    16 hours ago

    In old city, having suffered years of terror + forced displacement + psychological trauma, many residents are slowly returning to scenes of complete destruction. Despite the devastation + destitution, they remain committed to rebuilding their lives, homes + communities.

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    There is no migration/refugee crisis in Europe. Very low arrival and "secondary movement" figures are the opportunity for EU states to focus together on real issues like asylum reform, safe pathways and more+better aid to refugee hosting+transit countries.

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    I think this is what you mean. "What They Took With Them." Here's the video. Read by Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and me. For

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  19. Ten months after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar – more than half of them children – addressing their longer-term needs is becoming a key focus of the humanitarian response:

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  20. Less than 0.5% of the world’s refugee population were resettled in 2017. Yet needs are greater than ever: the global refugee population passed 19 million in 2017, and resettlement needs have doubled in the last six years.

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