by Malene Kamp Jensen DAMASCUS, 23 July 2015 – Maher Ghafari speaks of his city with tremendous pride and unbearable pain. For hundreds of thousands of war-weary Aleppo residents like himself, who have endured years of death and destruction, there is another weapon in the summer arsenal – water. “I don’t know how to describe […]
By Malene Kamp Jensen I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’ It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their […]
بعد مرور اكثر من اربعة اعوام على الازمة السورية، تبقى امنيات الاطفال وابتساماتهم بحلول العيد دليلاً صارخاً ان الامل ما زال يحيا بين ازقة الشوارع وثنايا الارصفة في سوريا.
By: Yasmine Saker Lattakia/ Tartous, 1 July 2015– As the fighting escalates in northern Syria, more people are fleeing conflict in Idleb, Aleppo and rural Lattakia. UNICEF has responded to the influx of refugees to Lattakia by rehabilitating Sports City, a sports complex sheltering the largest number of displaced families in the Governorate. Since […]
By Soha Boustani Entering the Ghazieh collective shelter in south Lebanon, I was struck by the conditions: women, men, the elderly, children, babies were all packed into small rooms rented for US$300 a month. They live in horrendous conditions – with no access to cooking facilities or decent sanitation. I was in one of the […]
By Miriam Azar In Lebanon, child labour – work that is hazardous for children, exposing them to violence, exploitation and abuse and depriving them of an education – has become a growing challenge partly due to the impact of the Syria crisis on the economy and on families struggling to survive. Increasing numbers of children […]