Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By ‘Lone Women,’ U.N. Reports

News outlets discuss a new report released on Tuesday by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) that says more than 145,000 Syrian families are headed by single women.

Al Jazeera: Syria’s war widows fight for survival
“…A report released by the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday, says that one in four Syrian households living in four major countries of refuge — Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt — are headed by lone women…” (Atassi, 7/8).

Associated Press/Huffington Post: U.N.: Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By Mothers Who Are ‘Struggling Alone’
“More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan are headed by women who are the sole caregivers and face daily threats of violence while often lacking the means to put food on the table, the United Nations said Tuesday in a report meant to galvanize more support for those suffering from Syria’s civil war…” (Heilprin, 7/8).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Alone and exposed, Syrian refugee women fight for survival
“More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt — one in four of all households — are headed by women facing a lone fight for survival, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday…” (Zweynert, 7/8).

U.N. News Centre: Syrian refugee mothers in ‘spiral of hardship,’ U.N. reports
“One in four of all Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan are headed by women who, on their own, are struggling to make ends meet and take care of their increasingly traumatized families, the United Nations [Tuesday] reported, calling for more resources to aid these single mothers…” (7/8).

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