“Aassir, Aassir!”

By Krystel Abimeri ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 28 October 2013 – Another long day in Za’atari, the second day of a UNICEF-supported polio vaccination campaign. UNICEF staff are getting ready to hit the streets of the camp to check on the vaccine doses and the cold chain equipment. Community health workers from International Relief and Development Jordan (IRD) […]

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UNICEF Executive Director meets with displaced families during immunization campaign in the Syrian Arab Republic

By Razan Rashdi During a visit to the Syrian Arab Republic, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake meets with mothers and their children, and the people who are working so hard to reach every last one with life-saving services. DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 29 October 2013 – During a two-day visit to the Syrian Arab Republic, […]

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UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visit to Syria

From 28 to 29 October 2013, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited Syria, where a Government-led immunization campaign is under way following emerging reports of polio cases. Mr. Lake met with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Al Halqi and other senior government officials to discuss the urgent need to vaccinate children against polio and other diseases, […]

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اليونيسف ومسؤولون سوريون يتفقون على ضرورة الوصول العاجل الى الأطفال المتضررين من جرّاء الحرب اثناء زيارة المدير التنفيذي لليونيسف الى سوريا

بيان صحفي دمشق 29 تشرين الأول/ اوكتوبر 2013، بعد محادثات عمليّة ومشجعة اتفق مسؤولون سوريون مع المدير التنفيذي لليونيسف انتوني ليك على أهمية الوصول الى مئات آلاف الأطفال في المناطق الأكثر تضرراً التي مزقتها الحرب في سوريا وذلك بواسطة تقديم اللقاحات المنقذة للحياة بما فيها ضد شلل الأطفال وذلك في نهاية زيارة السيّد ليك الى […]

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UNICEF and senior Syrian officials agree on urgency of reaching more war-affected children, as UNICEF Executive Director visits Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية  PRESS RELEASE Damascus 29 October 2013 – Following ‘businesslike and encouraging’ discussions, senior Syrian officials and the UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake agreed on the importance of reaching hundreds of thousands of children in some of the worst-affected parts of war-torn Syria with life saving vaccine including those against polio as Mr Lake […]

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اليونيسف توصل جواً اللوازم الإنسانية للأطفال المتضررين من النزاع في سوريا

دمشق، 24 تشرين أول/ أكتوبر 2013 – هبطت في بيروت طائرة محملة بإمدادات اليونيسف العاجلة من اللقاحات والأغذية التكميلية لأطفال سوريا، ومن ثم سيتم نقل تلك الإمدادات بالشاحنات إلى سوريا. وقد أقلت طائرة الشحن ما يربو على 53 طناً من الإمدادات تحتوي على 265,000 جرعة من لقاحات حصبة النكاف والحصبة الألمانية، إضافة إلى الغذاء التكميلي […]

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Global Handwashing Day celebrated in refugee camps

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 29 October 2013 —Handwashing is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to prevent disease, and in a crowded refugee camp where families are sharing sanitation facilities it’s especially important. There are about 100,000 refugees living in camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and UNICEF is working to […]

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Marriage, not a girl’s only option

By Melanie Sharpe ZA’ATARI CAMP, Jordan, 29 October 2013 – Like many Syrian girls displaced from their homes and now living as refugees, Manal* was engaged to be married at the age of 16. “In Syria, it was common for girls to get married early and here my father said I have to marry. I […]

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Continuing studies amid continuing unrest

By Razan Rashidi At a vocational training centre in suburban Damascus, Widad, Douaa, Georgina and Dalia have been able to continue their studies, amid continuing unrest. DAMASCUS, Syria, 28 October 2013 – It’s morning, and Widad, 19, waits impatiently for Douaa, 18, in the alley outside her house. Douaa finally arrives, smiling and apologizing for […]

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Start of vaccination campaign in Syria, 20 October 2013

Up to 2.4 million children across Syria will be protected from killer diseases during a two-part vaccination campaign at schools and at health centres through a series of Child Health Days. The first part of the vaccination campaign kicked off in schools on 20 October, where 800,000 children in grades 5-9 (10-14 years of age) […]

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In Syria, UNICEF supports vaccination campaign for children

By Razan Rashidi Damascus, 27 October 2013 — “Nurses will visit the school and give you vaccines that will protect you from disease and sickness,” announces Rihab to her sixth-grade students at the end of the school day. It is a scene repeated in thousands of classrooms in Syria ahead of a vaccination campaign that started […]

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“That was our goal, to make children happy.”

By: Chris Niles SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, 27 October 2013 —It’s a sight you see all over the world on a Saturday afternoon; boys lined up in their football uniforms, getting ready to go onto the pitch. Football is one of the world’s most popular sports, but for these boys, on this day, it has extra meaning. 

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 24 October 2013

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حملة تلقيح ضد شلل الأطفال والحصبة والنكاف والحصبة الألمانية لملايين الأطفال في سوريا والمنطقة

حملة واسعة للتلقيح تجري الآن في سوريا عمان / جنيف، 25 تشرين أول/ أكتوبر 2013 – مازالت سوريا تنتظر تأكيداً لحالات شلل الأطفال التي اشتبه بوقوعها شرقي البلاد، وفي هذه الأثناء انضمت اليونيسف إلى منظمة الصحة العالمية والشركاء الآخرين وبدأت بتنفيذ حملة تلقيح واسعة النطاق لحماية أكبر عدد ممكن من الأطفال داخل سوريا والمنطقة، وذلك […]

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Syrian Child Friendly Schools in Bourg El Arab, Egypt

Syrian children playing at Al Sahwa day care as part of after school entertainment activities supported by UNICEF in Bourg El-Arab near Alexandria. These child friendly spaces provide psychosocial support to Syrian children in Egypt and are funded by the State of Kuwait. ©UNICEF/Egypt-2013/ Dakhakhny

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