After more than a decade of conflict, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. Since 2011, more than 14 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including 6.8 million people who remain internally displaced. Read our explainer to learn more.
The Music of Syrian Exile is a playlist organized by Syrian American Ethnomusicologist, Dunya Hadash featuring music by Syrian refugee artists who are using their art to process their experiences and to celebrate their culture.
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Soup for Syria is a cookbook featuring soup recipes contributed by chefs and food writers who are working together to raise awareness and funds for Syrian refugees.
UNHCR collaborated with The Kennedy Center for a special performance on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage featuring Syrian musicians Mariela Shaker and Riyad Nicolas. Mariela Shaker found refuge in the United States after fleeing Syria and is now an award-winning violinist, refugee advocate and UNHCR supporter. Watch the performance!
The Mirath Initiative’s Virtual Museum of Syria highlights the numerous and most important artifacts and antiquities in Syria’s Museum collections. Visit the Virtual Museum of Syria to learn more about Syria’s heritage, art and culture.
Join UNHCR’s Global Network of Young Champions — students or young professionals between the ages of 15 and 25, who are motivated to take action and help refugees in their communities and around the world.