Winter supplies for conflict-affected children and families

Children and their families affected by the conflict in Syria receive supplies from UNICEF to protect them against the harsh conditions this winter. The families were forced to flee their homes and are now living in a shelter in Damascus. We plan to reach two million children in Syria with a package of emergency supplies, […]

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“We hope to create a healthy environment for mothers and children.”

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 9 December 2013 —Japanese Ambassador to Iraq Mr Masato Takaoka has visited Darashakran camp in northern Iraq to view the programmes funded by the people of Japan that UNICEF and its partners are implementing. “We hope to create a healthy environment for mothers and children, especially newborn babies,” Mr Takaoka […]

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UN humanitarian chiefs strongly condemn attacks on medical personnel and facilities by all parties to the Syria conflict

New York/Geneva, Friday 6 December 2013 – We strongly condemn attacks on health and any other civilian facilities in Syria and are deeply concerned by the serious implications for patients, health personnel and provision of critical medical supplies. This brutal conflict continues to result in substantial damage to health facilities across the country. Over 60 […]

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Taibe holds her little boy while he is vaccinated

Syrian refugees in Turkey welcome polio vaccination campaign

By Ayberk Yurtsever “As a family, we’re very happy our children are being vaccinated against polio.” says Taibe Abdülmecid Ismail. Taibe, who fled the Syrian city of Edlib to take refuge in Turkey, is one of many parents bringing their children to be vaccinated.

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Newsletter 5 December

 

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Children of Syria paint a picture of ‘winter’

ZA’ATARI, Jordan 5 December 2013 – With winter looming, children of Syria will be vulnerable to plummeting temperatures and harsh weather conditions, particularly those who have been displaced from their homes to seek safety in other communities or neighbouring countries from ongoing conflict. We visited Za’atari refugee camp to ask the children there what they […]

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UNICEF provides winter clothes to Syrian children in Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever OSMANIYE,Turkey, 4 December 2013 — With temperatures starting to fall across Turkey, efforts are accelerating to protect Syrian refugees from the impact of the cold weather this coming winter. UNICEF has contributed to these efforts by procuring and distributing winter clothing for the very youngest Syrians currently sheltered in 20 camps spread […]

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“She’s a beautiful baby”

By Chris Niles SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, 3 December 2013 —Baby Jian came into the world just one day after her mother arrived in Arbat refugee camp in northern Iraq. “She’s a beautiful baby,” said UNICEF WASH Consultant Atheer Al Yasin. “She has blue eyes.” Mr Yasin first met the young mother-to-be when she was sheltering in […]

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Another harsh winter bears down on Syria’s children

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE Displaced Syrian children particularly vulnerable to cold weather, inadequate water and sanitation GENEVA / AMMAN, 3 December 2013 – Nearly 5.5 million vulnerable Syrian children will soon face another season of harsh winter weather. January this year brought the coldest temperatures in more than a decade and UNICEF is very […]

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شتاء قاس آخر يحل على أطفال سوريا

بيان صحفي يعاني الأطفال السوريون النازحون بشكل خاص من الطقس البارد، خدمات المياه والصرف الصحي غير كافية جنيف وعمان، 3 كانون أول/ ديسمبر 2013 – سيواجه قريباً 5,5 مليون طفل سوري شتاءً قارساً. لقد جلب شهر كانون ثاني/ يناير من العام الجاري درجات حرارة كانت الأكثر برودة خلال العقد السابق. تعبر اليونيسف عن قلقها الشديد […]

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Za’atari winter clothing and IKEA blanket distribution December 2013

In Jordan, UNICEF will provide 35,000 winter clothing kits for Syrian refugee children under five, in addition to 24,000 blankets. UNICEF urgently requires additional funds to provide vital winter-related emergency supplies to children and families in Syria and neighbouring countries. With a funding gap in excess of US $13 million for the emergency response, a […]

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Preparing for winter

By Chris Niles ERBIL, Iraq, 2 December 2013 —UNICEF has received its first shipment of winter clothing and shoes for Syrian refugee babies and children in Iraq. Two truckloads of supplies came from Turkey. UNICEF will assemble them into complete kits which will be distributed in the camps in northern Iraq. 

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 28th November 2013

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Helping refugees with special needs

By Chris Niles SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, 25 November 2013 – There are about 2,000 Syrians living in Arbat refugee camp just outside of Sulimaniyah and a few of them, like Suliman Gorgis’s family, live with disabilities. Suliman oldest son Yousef was paralyzed at birth and his other son, Mohammed, has Down’s Syndrome. A third son, Yasser, […]

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أحمد يعمل نادلاً في مطعم للمساعدة في تلبية احتياجات عائلته

بقلم: كريس نايلز السليمانية، العراق، كانون أول 2013- يعتبر مطعم تاسولغا نقطة الالتقاء بين مدينة السليمانية الواقعة في شرق إقليم كردستان العراق والمناطق الجنوبية. هنا تأتي الشاحنات من أماكن بعيدة كالسعودية. يبدأ أحمد العمل في الثامنة صباحاً حيث يعمل 13 ساعة يومياً في صنع السلطة وتقديم الشاي ومسح الطاولات. يبلغ أحمد من العمر 14 سنة، […]

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