A young Syrian girl is vaccinated against polio

Mass polio vaccination campaign carried out in Turkey

Osmaniye, Turkey, February 2014 – An estimated 1.5 million children have been immunised against polio in Turkey during a second round of vaccination. Launched by the Turkish Republic’s Ministry of Health, in coordination with UNICEF, the vaccination campaign was held to prevent the spread of the disease across the country.

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UNICEF commends Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi National Relief Committees for their work with children

PRESS RELEASE RIYADH, 26 February, 2014 – UNICEF has commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi National Relief Committees for their ongoing collaboration, generosity and shared commitment to children at an event in Riyadh, attended by HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and other high level dignitaries and key […]

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“I feel lucky to be safe”

By Nicky Jansen Nizip, Turkey, January 2014 – Thirteen-year-old Mustafa remembers his school days back in Hama, Syria all too well. But today, his family has a new life in Turkey and he has no reason to return. “Everything is bombed. There is no school anymore, and the teachers have long gone,” he says. In […]

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“Doing my bit” as a volunteer in Homs

Field diary Haya Al Tarshah, 21, a resident of Homs, interrupted her classes in French Literature to volunteer with the NGO Shabab Al Khair, a UNICEF partner. The local group is managing the Andalous facility, where men who were recently evacuated from the Old City of Homs are being held. This is her first person […]

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‘We watched as bombs destroyed our house’

By Nicky Jansen Islahiye, Turkey, January 2014 – Five months ago, 8-year old Rand, her four brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents fled Syria to live in a small tent at a refugee camp in Turkey. They have the necessities; food, water, housing and school. But the move has been hard for the young girl. […]

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مصدومة إلى درجة عدم القدرة على الذهاب إلى المدرسة

بقلم: جيس رايت عمان، الأردن، شباط 2014 – في كل مرة أزور مخيم الزعتري للاجئين في شمال الأردن فإنني أتأثر بالقصص التي يرويها اللاجئون حول الأحداث التي تسببت في قدومهم. وأدرك أن وراء الابتسامات التي تعلوا وجوه الأسر وسط ضجيج حياتهم الجديدة، يوجد عدد لا يحصى من الندوب الخفية التي تسبب بها الصراع الذي تركووه […]

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تقرير اليونيسف: تهديد صامت بدأ يبرز لدى اللاجئين السوريين الأطفال في لبنان

بيان صحفي  بيروت في 25 شباط/فبراير 2014 –نشراليوم تقييمًا غذائيًا مشتركًا بقيادة اليونيسف حول وضع اللاجئين السوريين في لبنان، وهو يكشف مدى خطورة حالات سوء التغذية التي أصبحت تشكل تهديدًا صامتًا.  وقد تم إجراء الاستقصاء الغذائي بقيادة اليونيسف في شهري تشرين الأول والثاني/أكتوبر ونوفمبر من العام 2013 بالشراكة مع وزارة الصحة العامة والمفوضية السامية للأمم […]

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No home away from Homs

By Razan Rashidi Homs, Syria, February 22, 2014 – “We have no idea where to go now”, says Ahida. She and her four children have been living at the Al Andalus facility since early February when the family were evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs. Her husband and 16 year-old son had to […]

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A school day to remember

By Nicky Jansen Islahiye, Turkey, January 2014- A young group of children are celebrating at the Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey. Children like Rawan and Mohammed, both four, who have just received their first official school report. “Look how many stars I have!” says Rawan excitedly. The UNICEF-built school in Islahiye camp is a bright […]

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Reunited with loved ones in Homs

By Razan Rashidi Homs, Syria, February 20, 2014 – Abu Ibrahim runs around the school playground kicking a ball with his two-year old son. It’s the first time he’s seen the little boy since his wife and four children fled the besieged city of Old Homs. Abu Ibrahim was finally able to leave the area two […]

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الجماهير مدعوّة للتعبير عن استيائها وطلب العمل لتفادي ضياع جيل كامل في سوريا

  بيان صحفي مشترك نيويورك، 24 شباط / فبراير 2014 – أصدرت كل من اليونيسف والمفوضية السامية لشؤون اللاجئين ومنظمة ميرسي كور ومنظمة إنقاذ الطفولة ومنظمة الرؤية العالمية اليوم نداء لعامة الناس تحثهم فيه على التعبير عن سخطهم لما يتعرض له الأطفال من عواقب مدمرة ومقلقة على المدى الطويل تهدد بضياع جيل بأكمله بسبب الصراع […]

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Public urged to voice their outrage and demand action to prevent a lost generation in Syria

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Children cannot afford another year of bloodshed, suffering and missed education, warn aid agencies NEW YORK, 24 February 2014 – UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating […]

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Newsletter 23 February 2014

Download newsletter in English تحميل النسخة العربية

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 16 February 2014

Download Situation Report 16 February 2014

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Sisters Iman and Amel

Syrian sisters aim to teach

By Nicky Jansen Nizip, Turkey, January 2014 – Thirteen-year old Iman and her 11-year old sister Amel know what they want: “To go to school, study hard and become a teacher at our father’s school.” One year ago, the sisters, along with their five sibling and parents, fled Syria for Turkey. It was a long […]

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