Millions of children in Syria and region to be vaccinated against polio, measles, mumps and rubella

الخبر باللغة العربية NEWS NOTE Major immunisation campaign under way now in Syria AMMAN / GENEVA, 25 October 2013 – As Syria awaits confirmation of suspected polio cases in the east of the country, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organisation and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunisation effort aimed at protecting as many […]

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Newsletter 24 October

 

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UNICEF airlifts humanitarian supplies for conflict-affected children in Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية NEWS NOTE Damascus, 24 October 2013 – A UNICEF charter plane carrying urgently-needed vaccines and complementary food for children in Syria has arrived in Beirut. Supplies will be moved by truck into Syria. The cargo plane contained more than 53 metric tonnes of supplies, including 265,000 doses of Measles Mumps and Rubella […]

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“I’m crying every day.”

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 20 October 2013 —Dima, 12, dreams of becoming a doctor. There are days, in Kawergosk refugee camp, when that ambition seems very far away. “The situation is not very nice here. I would like to leave this place as soon as possible,” Dima says. The family, which is part of […]

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Syrian refugee children in Jordan – October 2013

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Japan Donates Additional $1 Million to UNICEF in Jordan

الخبر باللغة العربية MEDIA RELEASE AMMAN, 22 October 2013 – The government of Japan announced a new donation of $1 million to UNICEF Jordan’s emergency response to the Syrian crisis that will bring its contribution this year to $8 million. 

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اليابان تتبرع بمليون دولار اضافية لليونيسف في الأردن

بيان صحفي عمان في 22 تشرين الأول لعام 2013، أعلنت الحكومة اليابانية عن تبرع جديد بمقدار مليون دولار أمريكي لليونيسف الاردن، استجابة للأزمة السورية الطارئة والتي سترفع مساهمة اليابان هذا العام الى 8 ملايين دولار. وسيتم توجيه هذا التبرع الاضافي نحو خدمات المياه والصرف الصحي في المدارس الحكومية في الاردن بالاضافة الى مخيم الزعتري للاجئين […]

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Emergency school supplies help conflict-affected children in Syria back to learning

By Tomoya Sonoda & David Youngmeyer* DAMASCUS, 19 October 2013 – A Back to Learning campaign in Syria has reached more than 400,000 conflict-affected children with school bags and education supplies, although security and funding challenges continue to hamper humanitarian efforts. 

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Kuwaiti funds build modern sanitation facilities in northern Iraq

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 13 October 2013 — On a hot Sunday afternoon in Darashakran refugee camp in Kurdistan, four girls are on their way to collect water. They range in age from 10 to 12 and are carrying plastic water containers and saucepans.

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A city surrounded by conflict struggles to cope under weight of displacement

Field Diary By Mougabe Koslengar, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Specialist, UNICEF IDLEB, 18 October 2013 – As we drive through the countryside of Syria’s north-west Idleb governorate, we pass many villages devoid of life. I see buildings riddled with bullet holes and holed by shells. Part of an apartment block has collapsed.

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Happy Eid. Don’t forget us

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 20 October 2013 —The Muslim holiday of Eid is traditionally a time for family gatherings, feasting and celebration, one that has extra significance for children. On Tuesday morning, the first day of the four-day holiday last week, Kawergosk refugee camp is quiet. At home, before the conflict, extended families would […]

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International Day of the Girl Child: Games and art activities for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon

Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon celebrating the second International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October in Jibshit, South Lebanon. The event sought to raise awareness of the dangers of child marriage and the importance of education. More than 20 adolescent girls, aged 13 to 18, participated in the event and took part in […]

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Children and families trapped in Al Waer, Homs, face dramatic worsening of humanitarian conditions

Field Diary By Abdulkadir Musse, Senior Emergency Specialist, UNICEF HOMS, 9 October 2013 – An eerie calm descends over Al Waer, a suburb on the north-western outskirts of the city of Homs, as we enter this area that is home to some 400,000 people caught in the middle of on-going conflict. I am part of […]

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 10 October 2013

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Newsletter 10 October

 

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