Big strides in Syria’s polio campaign, but some vulnerable children still remain out of reach

Damascus, 26 March 2014 – Close to three million children under five were reached with polio vaccines during the latest phase of a Ministry of Health led campaign in Syria between 2-6 March. UNICEF, WHO, and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are all supporting the polio campaign, which has been running monthly since December 2013. […]

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قصص لا تنسى

بقلم وداد حسيني عمان، الأردن ــ 31 آذار 2014 ــ طفل في السابعة من عمره تبدو عليه علامات الخجل يقترب ببطء ويحاول قول شئ ما، “هل أستطيع أن أقول لك شيئا يا انسة؟” أجبته بسرعة” نعم بالتأكيد” يتطلب عملي كمترجمة في اليونيسف أن أرافق زملائي الى كافة انحاء المملكة مما يتيح لي فرصة الالتقاء بالاطفال السوريين […]

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افتتاح برنامج تدريبي للاجئين السوريين الشباب في المخيم الأردني الإماراتي

(Read in English) الأزرق، 30 مارس 2014 – افتتح المجلس النرويجي للاجئين واليونيسيف مركز تدريب يقدم مجموعة من الدورات التدريبية التقنية والمهنية للشباب اللاجئين السوريين في المخيم الإماراتي الأردني في مريجيب الفهود يوم الاحد. وتم افتتاح المركز تحت رعاية وبحضور سفير دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة الدكتور عبد الله ناصر العامري والسفير البريطاني في عمان السيد […]

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NRC, UNICEF open youth training programme in Emirati-Jordanian Camp for Syrian refugees

(الخبر بالغة العربية) AZRAQ, 30 March 2014 — The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF inaugurated a youth training centre that will provide a range of informal technical and vocational training courses for Syrian refugee youth in the Emirati–Jordanian Camp in Mraijib Al Fhoud on Sunday. The centre was inaugurated in the presence of the United […]

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Syrian children celebrate World Water Day in Iraq

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, March 2014– Hundreds of Syrian children at five refugee camps in northern Iraq commemorated World Water Day by singing, painting and dancing – and most importantly, learning about the importance of water and how to protect it.

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Iraq mobilizes against polio after first case since 2000 is confirmed

By Alexandre Brecher Baghdad, Iraq, March 30, 2014 – Preparations are underway for a new round of polio vaccinations in Iraq. The preventative campaign is in response to the first confirmed case of the disease in the country in 14 years.

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Delivering life-saving supplies to a besieged Syrian town

Field Diary by Razan Rashidi  March 20, 2014  I started my day very early in the morning as I would soon be a part of a challenging mission. After almost two years of denied access, a UNICEF team, part of an inter-agency UN convoy, was heading to Douma, the famous Damascene suburban city which was […]

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Multi-Sector Child-focused Assessment. Al Za’atari, Jordan, Camp Census Report – March 2014

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Susan counts on school for a better life

By Ayberk Yurtsever Islahiye, Turkey, March 2014 – Two years ago 13-year old Susan, her mother and six siblings fled from the shelling in Aleppo for a safer life at the Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey. She recalls, “We heard bombing. We got in a car and drove to get away, but the rockets followed […]

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UNICEF helps meet the critical water, sanitation & hygiene needs of conflict-affected communities in Syria

By David Youngmeyer Damascus, 25 March 2014 – The on-going conflict in Syria has caused enormous damage to the country’s essential water and sewage systems, putting millions of people at risk of waterborne diseases, and creating huge challenges for the sector as the conflict moves into its fourth year. According to our recent report ‘Under […]

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حملة التلقيح ضد شلل الأطفال في سوريا تحقق إنجازات كبيرة، ولكن بعض الأطفال المحرومين مازال من الصعب الوصول إليهم

بقلم: ديفيد يونغميور دمشق، 26 آذار/ مارس 2014 – خلال المرحلة الأخيرة من حملة التلقيح ضد شلل الأطفال التي قادتها وزارة الصحة في سوريا تم تطعيم ما يقرب من ثلاث ملايين طفل دون سن الخامسة، وذلك في الفترة ما بين 02-06 آذار/ مارس. وقد قامت كل من اليونيسف ومنظمة الصحة العالمية ومنظمة الهلال الأحمر العربي […]

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Syria Crisis Situation Report 22 March 2014

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Badly-needed assistance for children in first UN convoy to reach Syria from Turkey

Qamishli, Syria, March 25, 2014– For the first time since the Syria conflict began three years ago, a joint United Nations humanitarian land convoy has successfully delivered lifesaving supplies for children and their families in the north of the country. The convoy, including 16 UNICEF trucks, travelled through the Nusaybin border post, carrying food supplies, […]

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Daily life for Rand in a refugee camp in Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever “We had a garden in our house with lemon trees and grapevines. I loved those trees. I used to climb those trees. My father built our home, and my sisters and I had our own rooms, but they have destroyed it,” recalls 13-year old Rand, on her life back in Syria. She […]

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A tent is not a home

By Ayberk Yurtsever Islahiye, Turkey, March 25, 2014 – “We had a garden in our house with lemon trees and grapevines. I loved those trees. I used to climb those trees. I used to watch them from my balcony. My father built our home, and my sisters and I had our own rooms, but they […]

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