UNICEF helps children displaced by Syria conflict return to sense of normality

Field Diary By Alma Hassoun Tartous, Syria, 6 September 2013 — In a peaceful mountain area of rural Tartous, western Syria, the fighting and destruction affecting other parts of the country seems very far away. 

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Return to learning vital for children amid Syria crisis

Funding desperately needed to increase learning opportunities for children  Press Release AMMAN, 6 September 2013-Since last school year, almost two million Syrian children have dropped out of school, nearly 40 per cent of all pupils registered in grades 1 to 9. One million Syrian children are now refugees and helping them back to school is […]

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New donation brings EU humanitarian aid for Syrian child refugees through UNICEF to nearly €16 million

Press release Amman/Damascus/Brussels, 5 September 2013 – UNICEF welcomed today an announcement by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) of a new, €5 million donation that will benefit Syrian children in Iraq, Jordan and Syria.

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UNICEF Continues Massive Humanitarian Operation for Syria’s Children

Press release   AMMAN, 4 September 2013- Amidst heightened tensions across the region and as the number of Syria’s refugees rises beyond 2 million – half of them children – UNICEF continues to provide urgent life-saving supplies to children inside Syria and in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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UNICEF emergency supplies for Syrian refugee children and their families arrived in the city of Erbil

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Critical supplies for Syrian refugee children airlifted to Erbil

Press release 100 MT of supplies will support vital services for over 20,000 new Syrian children and their families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ERBIL, Iraq, 1 September 2013 – A plane carrying 100 tonnes of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived this evening in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of […]

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UNICEF officer says Syrian children need us today

By Chris Niles A UNICEF staff member talks about the toll the Syrian crisis is taking on the children of Al Qusayr – and about those who are working tirelessly to respond to their growing needs. 

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