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إصلاحي، تركيا، كانون ثاني 2014– تحتفل مجموعة من الأطفال في مخيم إصلاحي للاجئين في تركيا باستلامهم أول تقرير دراسي رسمي. من هؤلاء الأطفال روان ومحمد وغيرهما من الأطفال في سن الرابعة. تقول روان باهتمام: “انظروا كم نجمة لدي!” إن المدرسة التي أنشأتها اليونيسف في مخيم إصلاحي تعتبر نقطة مضيئة في مكان لا يعتبر مناسباً لعيش […]

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UNICEF on standby with supplies for 1,150 children trapped in besieged Old City of Homs

UNICEF is ready with vaccines and other medical supplies for children in the besieged Old City of Homs, Syria. Marixie Mercado, UNICEF Communications spokesperson, said UNICEF had provided a list of supplies to the Government for approval. The list of supplies includes emergency medical kits and cholera kits; soap and hygiene materials; water treatment supplies […]

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Syrian students celebrate a first at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey

ISLAHIYE, Turkey, 24 January 2014 – 7-year old Tac Ismail dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. The little girl took a big step towards her goal today when she and her friends received their first school reports at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey’s Gaziantep province. Those most excited by the end of […]

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A Day in the Life of a tented settlement in Lebanon

At the Dalhamieh Abu Hussein informal tented settlement in Baalbek, Lebanon, 200 tents are squeezed together on a small piece of land set between a dirt road and surrounding farm land. Children have little or no space to play. Many of the families who have taken refuge here are from Idlib, in Syria. More than […]

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In Iraq: Supporting a family at age 14

Driven out by the violence in Syria, 14-year old Ahmed and his family arrived in the town of Sulimaniyah in eastern Iraqi Kurdistan almost a year ago. He now works at a restaurant to help his father raise enough money to feed their family, which includes his mother and three younger brothers. “In Syria I […]

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Supporting a family at age 14

By Chris Niles SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, December 2013 —The Tasloga restaurant is the only checkpoint that connects the town of Sulimaniyah in eastern Iraqi Kurdistan, to points south. Trucks pass through here from as far away as Saudi Arabia. Ahmed’s 13-hour day starts at eight in the morning. He makes salads, serves tea and clears tables. […]

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Newsletter 23 January 2014

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Syrian children’s love of football helps reduce trauma

Ayberk Yurtsever ISLAHIYE, Turkey, January 2013 – With the bell still echoing in the corridors of the Islahiye camp school, recently built by UNICEF and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), a group of Syrian children gather excitedly on the football field outside the nearby Child Friendly Space. UNICEF cyan-blue schoolbags are left by […]

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رؤساء المنظمات الانسانية الكبرى في رسالة مفتوحة الى محادثات السلام “جنيف 2″ يحثون المشاركين بها على العمل الفوري لحماية اطفال سوريا

قُبيل افتتاح مؤتمر جنيف الثاني يوم الأربعاء، انضمت اليونيسيف ومديرها التنفيذي أنتوني ليك، الى قادة ومنظمات إنسانية أخرى لإصدار الرسالة المفتوحة التالية و ذلك للحث على حماية الأطفال في سوريا: على محادثات السلام السورية التركيز على محنة الأطفال المتضررين من الأزمة تجتمع غداً في سويسرا الأطراف المعنية بالأزمة السورية، ونعتقد أن الوقت قد حان للتركيز […]

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Top humanitarian leaders pen open letter to Geneva II peace talk participants calling for urgent action to protect Syrian children

Ahead of the Geneva II peace talks on Wednesday, UNICEF and our Executive Director, Anthony Lake, have joined other humanitarian organizations and leaders in issuing the following open letter urging the protection of Syria’s children: Sir: With the parties in Syria’s conflict meeting in Geneva tomorrow, we believe the time has come to urgently focus […]

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Safa’s story, Jordan

By Melanie Sharpe ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 6 January, 2014 – When the farmhouse that Fatima, Ahmed and their six daughters (aged 2-10) were sheltering in was attacked, each went to grab three of their girls and run for their lives. “I remember my youngest daughter’s face was covered in blood and I realized I couldn’t find […]

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UNICEF-supported school in the Kawergosk refugee camp, Erbil, Kurdistan

As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, children are bearing the brunt of the conflict. By the end of 2013, fighting had forced 2.2 million people to leave the country, with more than 200,000 fleeing to Iraq. Throughout 2013, UNICEF and partners in Iraq helped give more than 20,000 Syrian refugee children access to […]

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Life for Syrian families in Arbat refugee camp, Kurdistan.

As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, children are bearing the brunt of the conflict. By the end of 2013, fighting had forced 2.2 million people to leave the country, with more than 200,000 fleeing to Iraq. Throughout 2013, UNICEF and partners in Iraq provided Syrian children and their families with access to clean […]

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اليونيسف تشيد بالدعم الحكومي اللبناني لمبادرة التعليم لعودة الأطفال اللبنانيين والسوريين مرة أخرى الى التعلم

عمان / بيروت ، 20 يناير 2014 – مبادرة تهدف إلى زيادة فرص التعلم للأطفال السوريين واللبنانيين في لبنان كانت محور المباحثات التي جرت بين رئيس الوزراء في حكومة تصريف الاعمال، السيد نجيب ميقاتي، ووفد اليونيسف برئاسة نائبة المدير التنفيذي، السيدة يوكا براندت، في مؤتمر إعلان التبرعات الدولية الأسبوع الماضي في الكويت.  خلال الاجتماع الذي […]

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UNICEF hails Lebanese government’s support for education initiative to get Lebanese and Syrian children back to learning

الخبر باللغة العربية AMMAN/BEIRUT, 20 January 2014 – An initiative aimed at increasing learning opportunities for Syrian and Lebanese children in Lebanon was at the centre of discussions between Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, and a UNICEF delegation led by Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt, at last week’s international pledging conference for the Syria […]

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