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Syrian Refugees Find a Home in Abkhazia

Syria's civil war has created more than one million refugees, most of whom live in border camps in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. But a few have found shelter in Abhazia, Georgia, a sunny strip of beaches and forests that was once called "Russia's Riviera."
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Abkhaz Syrian refugees are housed in blue and white prefabricated houses, installed in Sukhumi for United Nations peacekeeping monitors who worked in Abkhazia after the 1992-1993 war. (V. Undritz for VOA)
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Abkhaz Syrian refugees are housed in blue and white prefabricated houses, installed in Sukhumi for United Nations peacekeeping monitors who worked in Abkhazia after the 1992-1993 war. (V. Undritz for VOA)

Installed for peacekeepers, this dining room now serves meals for 75 Abkhaz Syrian refugees. (V. Undritz for VOA)
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Installed for peacekeepers, this dining room now serves meals for 75 Abkhaz Syrian refugees. (V. Undritz for VOA)

Noor Wadkhuka, with her 10-year old son Gyakhra, pours tea for visitors. (V. Undritz for VOA)
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Noor Wadkhuka, with her 10-year old son Gyakhra, pours tea for visitors. (V. Undritz for VOA)

Sami Emha runs the dining room, helping to cook for 75 refugees. (V. Undritz for VOA)
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Sami Emha runs the dining room, helping to cook for 75 refugees. (V. Undritz for VOA)

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