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LATTAKIA, Syria, 2 January 2014 – As winter continues to batter Syria, having brought snow to some areas and widespread cold temperatures, UNICEF is providing winter supplies to help keep children and families warm.

The winter weather worsens the already difficult living conditions for children and families caught up in the crisis. Some 9.3 million people – close to 4.3 million aged under 18 – are affected by the on-going conflict. Of these, 6.5 million people, including almost 3 million children have been displaced from their homes. Many are living in schools, other public buildings or unfinished apartment blocks which have been converted to shelters.

It is essential that children and their families are adequately cared for and kept warm. These needs are especially urgent for children, not only because they are such a high proportion of the affected population, but because children are the most vulnerable and have the most urgent needs. Children must be kept warm and protected from winter illnesses, that can prove fatal among vulnerable populations.

UNICEF’s emergency assistance includes one million high thermal blankets, 500,000 plastic sheets, 100,000 sets of children’s clothes, and 50,000 baby blankets.

The UK Aid has played an essential role in supporting UNICEF’s winter emergency efforts in Syria, including the distribution of much-needed blankets for children and families.

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