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During his tour in the city of Aleppo on Feb 2, 2017, Mr. #Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner of the

United Nations for Refugees, with an accompanying delegation from the Commission #UNHCR,

visited the Syrian Society for Social Development #SSSD office at the temporary collective shelter of

#Jebreen. The tour included a briefing on SSSD activities provided for IDPs, including children,

women and persons with special needs, which aim to alleviate the suffering of people affected by

the Syrian crisis and create a space for future hope, as part of the cooperation agreement between

SSSD and UNHCR. Mr. Grandi visited one of the children (10-12 years) sessions, which was about

“Children pledge to work together.” He sat down next to them and spoke with them. Later on, he

expressed his impressions saying: “The impact of the sessions is clear on children in the way they

welcome visitors, in their openness to them, their satisfaction, and signs of delight obvious on their

faces.” He also visited three families, who have persons with special needs and are accompanied by

SSSD, and listened to their stories, learned about their urgent needs and what is provided to them.

He was deeply impressed by the women’s determination and felt pained by their hardships,

suffering and many needs. “The reason for my visit is to remind the world of the need to pay

attention to the humanitarian needs of the Syrians,” he said.
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