Newsletter 29 August

 

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Syrian refugees flock to Iraq in record numbers

By Mary Mendes  ERBIL, Iraq, 26 August 2013 – Rahav picks up my blue UNICEF cap and gently fans me as the discomfort of the scorching heat becomes evident. The gesture is touching considering the long and tiring journey the 15-year-old had to take with her extended family of 26 to seek refuge from her […]

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 22 August 2013

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One child, one of one million

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Aya – one child, one of one million Syrian refugee children

By Priyanka Pruthi Devastating conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has forced one million children to flee their homeland. Eight-year-old Aya is one of them. BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon, 22 August 2013 – Her smile is contagious. Her energy is infectious. She’s playful, she’s sporty, she’s talented. 

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A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis

UNICEF/UNHCR – Joint press release GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 August 2013 – With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million.  “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “This is a real […]

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One family’s struggle, echoing across a region

By Melanie Sharpe (@mel_sharpe) Families fleeing the violence of the Syrian crisis are now scattered across the region, and the challenge of supporting them is ever greater as the conflict carries on. IRBID, Jordan, 21 August 2013 – Every day is a struggle to survive for Noura and Muhammed and their six children, refugees of […]

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Statement attributable to UNICEF on alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

STATEMENT NEW YORK, 21 August 2013 – “The reports of attacks on civilians, presumably including children, on the outskirts of Damascus are deeply disturbing. “Such horrific acts should be a reminder to all the parties and all who have influence on them that this terrible conflict has gone on far too long and children have […]

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Syrian refugees flock to Iraq

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UNICEF Officials available for interviews on the Syria Regional Crisis from Za’atari Camp

MEDIA ADVISORY Amman, Jordan- 20 August 2013 – UNICEF high level officials will be in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp and are available to give interviews to the media on the regional Syria crisis and UNICEF’s humanitarian response supporting children across the region.

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UNICEF and Partners Rush to Provide Assistance as Thousands of Syrians Cross Border Into Northern Iraq

PRESS RELEASE Erbil, 18 August, 2013. As thousands of Syrians flood into Iraq fleeing from the ongoing violence in Syria, UNICEF and partners are rushing to meet their urgent needs.

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UNICEF & SARC distribute education supplies & shoes in Talbiseh

UNICEF & SARC distribute education supplies & shoes for thousands of conflict-affected #childrenofsyria in hard-to-reach #Talbiseh Photo credit (all photos): ©SARC/2013 UNICEF is working with its partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), to reach conflict-affected children in Talbiseh, in northern Homs Governorate. Talbiseh is a cross-lines area, meaning that it is particularly hard-to-reach with […]

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UNICEF & SARC distribute education supplies & shoes for thousands of conflict-affected #childrenofsyria in hard-to-reach #Talbiseh

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Children of Syria in Iraq (July 28-August 12)

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In rural Homs, reaching families displaced by conflict

By David Youngmeyer Families displaced by the Syrian conflict are taking shelter anywhere they can, and UNICEF is working to reach them with clean water, medicine and other essential assistance. HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic, 12 August 2013 – Summer is usually the time of year when schools sit empty, but hundreds of them in the […]

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