Two children in a kindergarten Arabic class

Pre-schoolers in Homs learn the basics at UNICEF-supported kindergarten

By David Youngmeyer At a kindergarten in Homs city, children learn basic Arabic and English alphabets along with numeracy skills. They play with children their own age and take part in games, sport, music and dancing. Learning by playing, such as with puppets and blocks, is critical to prepare them for school and for life-long […]

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 9 January 2014

 Download Situation Report 9 January 2014

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UNICEF and WHO in Syria condemn the interruption of a polio immunization campaign in Al-Raqa

Damascus,13 January 2014 – The representatives of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Syria strongly condemn the interruption of a polio immunization campaign in Al-Raqa Syrian governorate due to the intense fighting among groups. WHO and UNICEF are helping to ensure that every child in Syria is being […]

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UNICEF-Kuwait partnership to help the children of Syria

Nearly three years after the Syria crisis began, a generation of children is under threat. Inside Syria, more than 4 million children need urgent help. More than 1.1 million other Syrian children now live as refugees. Thanks to the generosity of the State of Kuwait much has been done to improve the situation for Syrian […]

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دراسة في النهار وعمل في الليل

بقلم: فاطمة عزة عمان، الأردن، 13 كانون ثاني 2014 – عدنان البالغ من العمر ثلاثة عشر سنة هو طفل محظوظ لبقائه على قيد الحياة بعد أن دمر العنف منزله في حمص. قبل عامين تقريباً، أطلق قناص النار عليه بينما كان يلعب خارج منزله. قال إنه أصيب في ذراعه ونقل إلى المستشفى لتلقي العلاج. بعد الهجوم […]

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اليونيسف ستشارك في المؤتمر الثاني رفيع المستوى لإعلان التبرعات الإنسانية الدولية لمواجهة الأزمة السورية في 15 كانون ثاني/ يناير 2014

بيان صحفي الحدث:         سيحضر وفد من اليونيسف إلى مدينة الكويت للمشاركة في المؤتمر الثاني رفيع المستوى لإعلان التبرعات الإنسانية الدولية لمواجهة الأزمة السورية أعضاء الوفد:  يوكا براندت، نائب المدير التنفيذي لليونيسف ماريا كاليفيس، مديرة مكتب اليونيسف الإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا تيد شيبان، مدير اليونيسف لحالات الطوارئ، المقر الرئيسي في نيويورك موعد المؤتمر: الأربعاء، […]

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UNICEF participates in 2nd High Level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, January 15, 2014

الخبر باللغة العربية What: UNICEF delegation to the 2nd High Level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait City. Who: Yoka Brandt, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Emergencies, New York Headquarters When: Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 9:00am to […]

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Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative Youssouf Abdel-Jelil on car bombing in Al-Kafat, Syria

Damascus, 10 January 2014 – UNICEF deplores yesterday’s car bombing near a school in Al-Kafat village, Hama governorate, in which as many as 20 people were reportedly killed and around 100 reportedly injured. Although details of the attack are still filtering out, many children from Al-Kafat school — less than 100 metres away from the […]

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Bringing learning to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

By Miriam Azar “A child in school is a child protected.” – UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Annamaria Laurini BEIRUT, Lebanon, 10 January 2014 – Many of the younger children struggle to hold a pen. Some don’t know how; others have forgotten. “This is the first time I have gone to school in two years,” says […]

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Aya’s story, Syria

15-year-old Aya goes to a UNICEF-supported school club in Homs every afternoon, along with her 16-year-old sister and 10-year-old brother. The classes help her to catch up on learning missed due to the conflict. More than two years ago, Aya and her family fled their home in a neighbourhood of Homs city. Their apartment was […]

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Yamama and Hayat, cousins sharing a tent

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UNICEF supports catch-up classes for conflict-affected children in Homs

The conflict and violence in Syria have left close to 2.3 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out. One out of every five schools is destroyed, damaged or being used as a shelter for displaced families, and in some cases parents have been afraid to let their children leave the house because […]

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Winter mud for the children of Syria

Winter weather in Syria has turned the Bab Al Salame camp for displaced people, near the border with Turkey, into a mudbath. Keeping clothing clean and dry has been a major challenge for residents, who have also expressed concerns that hygiene conditions in the camp are worsening, increasing the risk of disease. 6.5 million people […]

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Making a new life

By Chris Niles SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, 9 January 2014 —Dilda was never one of those young women who’d picked out the white dress even before she’d met the man she was going to marry. “I never imagined my wedding day; I was completely devoted to study,” she says. And she certainly never imagined she’d be married at […]

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زفاف على كتب المدرسة في العراق

بقلم: كريس نايلز السليمانية، العراق، 9 كانون ثاني 2014 – لم تتخيل ديلدا نفسها وهي تلبس فستان العرس الأبيض في يوم من الأيام. تقول: “لم أتخيل يوم زفافي أبداً، فقد كنت منهمكة في الدراسة.” كما أنها لم تتخيل أنها ستتزوج في سن السابعة عشرة. تقول: “أردت أن أكون طبيبة. لقد كنت طالبة مجتهدة.” بدلاً من […]

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