More than 12,000 people have crossed the border to Iraq in just seven days in order to flee the escalating conflict in north-east Syria.
Syrian families still need our help. After eight years of raging conflict, today families are being uprooted from their homes and families again. Over the past week, three out of four of the arrivals into Iraq have been women and children, including unaccompanied children who fled alone in the midst of violence.
Since the escalation of violence last week, UNHCR teams have assisted some 31,800 people who were forced to flee their homes inside Syria or across the border. We are on the ground ensuring shelter, core relief items and blankets for all those who have left everything behind.
We are closely monitoring the situation and responding with urgency. The needs are likely to rise.
Please help today.