With gaps in their education, girl refugees worry about their future

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq 30 September 2013 — Imagine what it’s like to sit idle all day; with trauma behind you, and uncertainty ahead. Too many children and young people are playing a waiting game in Baherka refugee camp in northern Iraq, wondering what the future holds. 

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WATCH: UNICEF director warns of ‘losing’ a generation of #childrenofsyria

VIDEO INTERVIEW Link to the interview on Al-Arabiya 

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Syrian refugee children speak out

Syrian children discuss escaping the violence in the Syrian Arab Republic and their current situation in Lebanon as refugees.

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Newsletter 26 September

 

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الإتحاد الأوروبي يصبح أكبر جهة مانحة لنداء اليونيسف ويقدم 45 مليون دولار أمريكي كمساهمة إضافية للأطفال السوريين

نيويورك، 24 سبتمبر/أيلول 2013 – وقعت اليونيسف والإتحاد الأوروبي اتفاق تعاون جديد اليوم يتم بموجبه تقديم 45 مليون دولار أمريكي (34.2 مليون يورو) إضافية لحماية الأطفال المتضررين من الأزمة السورية وتعزيز فرص حصولهم على التعليم في سوريا والأردن ولبنان. وقال ستيفان فول، مفوض شؤون التوسع وسياسة الجوار الأوروبية بعد توقيع أربعة عقود: “يظهر الاتفاق المبرم […]

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WASH “Information saves lives,” mapping the needs in Iraq’s refugee camps

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq 24 September 2013 — Feces is a favourite topic of conversation for Ximena Contla, and she’s the first to admit that this can sometimes make her a poor dining companion.

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Additional US$45 million contribution to Syria’s children, as EU becomes largest donor to UNICEF appeal

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 – UNICEF and the European Union (EU) signed a new cooperation agreement today that provides an additional US$45 million (€ 34. 2 million) to protect children affected by the Syria crisis and promote access to learning in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. 

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Adla: A teenage girl with no change of clothes

Among the more than 60,000 people who have crossed the border in that time is Adla Rasol, 15, who came with her mother and father and seven brothers and sisters, ranging in age from 19 to three.

Their flight was sudden. They walked to the border, bringing only the things that they could carry.

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A mother wishes for peace for her children’s sake

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 18 September 2013—Shereen’s youngest child is named Ayenda, which she says means ‘future’. The mother of two is worried about Ayenda, who is seven months old and has diarrhea. Two trips to a clinic in Kawergosk refugee camp have not cured her. 

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Fatima

Fatima, a ten year old Syrian girl, talks about her life as a refugee in Jordan.

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حماية الأطفال المحاصرين بسبب النزاع في سوريا والوصول الفوري اليهم ضرورة عاجلة : تقول اليونيسف

نيويورك، 23 أيلول/ سبتمبر 2013 – قالت اليونيسف إن محنة المدنيين المحاصرين جراء النزاع في سوريا أصبحت أكثر بؤساً، وأن هناك حاجة لبذل المزيد من الجهود الفورية لإيصال المساعدات الإنسانية لحماية أرواح الآلاف من الأطفال. وفيما يجتمع قادة الدول في الدورة الثامن والستين للجمعية العمومية للأمم المتحدة في نيويورك، تحذر اليونيسف من أن النزاع المتصاعد […]

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Action needed now to reach and protect children trapped by Syria conflict, says UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 23 September 2013 – The plight of civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria is becoming increasingly desperate, and more efforts are needed now to enable the humanitarian access that will safeguard thousands of children’s lives, said UNICEF. 

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 19 September 2013

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WATCH: Our Executive Director, Anthony Lake on BBC

VIDEO INTERVIEW ‘We must stop the carnage for #childrenofsyria. Enough!’ uni.cf/18gjwuA #Syria

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