“We came here to tell our story… we are all victims,” the children of Syria

By Toby Fricker Za’atari, Jordan, March 2014 – “We are the children of Syria don’t forget us,” their voices fill the tent with an energy that hits you like the desert wind sweeping across Za’atari refugee camp. Farah*, an 11-year old from Dera’a, southern Syria, is the lead character in a play that focuses on the […]

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Just a Fence Away

Field Diary by Juliette Touma Nusaybin, Turkey, March 22, 2014– The drive to the border town of Mardin in southeast Turkey was long. We reached the town in the evening, a sleepy border town that has become a centre of attention in the past few days. Humanitarian aid to Syria was going in from Turkey […]

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Learning without Borders

If you had to leave your house in a hurry what would you take with you? For two young girls from Homs, the answer was easy.  It wasn’t clothes or toys, but rather their UNICEF school bags filled with textbooks, pencils and exercise books!

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We want to help the wounded

By Ayberk Yurtsever Hatay, Turkey, March 16, 2014 – 9-year-old Said says like many of his friends and peers, he hopes to be a doctor when he grows up. The young boy and his family fled the fighting in Idlib, Syria three years ago, and have been living in the Boynuyoğun refugee camp in Hatay, […]

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Solar energy tapped to bring hot water to a shelter in Homs

By Kumar Tiku Homs, Syria – A solar powered water heating system is improving living conditions for 220 people who have been forced to relocate to a shelter in Homs. 35-year old Manal, her husband and four children live at the Salkany shelter, and she says. “The solar water heater is a boon for us […]

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From refugee to vaccinator: the story of Feria

By Alexandre Brecher Iraqi Kurdistan, March 20, 2014 – It is early morning in Gawilan refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Feria, 31 years old, readies herself for the day`s work. She is one of the many refugees who fled violence in Syria to find shelter in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan. She left Damascus 18 months […]

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Newsletter 20 March 2014

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إيصال الإمدادات المنقذة للحياة إلى بلدة سورية محاصرة

بقلم: رزان رشيدي 20 آذار/ مارس 2014 – بدأت مهمتي الصعبة في الصباح الباكر. فبعد ما يقرب من عامين تمكنت قافلة مشتركة لمنظمات الأمم المتحدة من التوجه نحو دوما، وهي إحدى الضواحي الدمشقية الشهيرة التي كانت من أوائل المدن المشاركة في الثورة. كان فريق اليونيسف ضمن المشاركين في القافلة. تجمع الفريق الأممي في مستودع الصليب الأحمر […]

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13-year old Ghader in front of a UNICEF tent

“I want to help children, because they are our future”

By Ayberk Yurtsever Hatay, Turkey, March 1, 2014 –“The most frightening thing in Syria was the sound of the rockets at night. We were so afraid of the guided missiles,” says 13-year old Ghader. “Our house was half destroyed.” Ghader recalls the fighting in her village near Idlib, which led to her family’s decision to […]

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Ala finds peace in poetry

By Ayberk Yurtsever Hatay, Turkey, March 16, 2014- 13-year-old Ala has been living as a refugee in Turkey for more than a year now. Even though she misses her friends and her life back in Syria, she is happy to be able to continue her studies. She says, “I am in the 8th grade. My […]

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Respite and recovery for young Syrians in Jordan

By Toby Fricker AMMAN, Jordan, 09 March 2014 – Sixty pairs of children’s eyes are transfixed on a large screen. The cartoon playing features an owl as it settles on the branch of a tree, while the moon shines brightly behind lighting up the faces in the room. Biyan from Homs, Syria, is in the […]

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مأوى من العاصفة في سوريا

بقلم: ديفيد يونغميور حمص، سوريا، 15 آذار 2014 – يقول حمزة (15 عاماً) وهو يصف الحياة في مأوى للأسر النازحة في مدينة حمص: “أشعر البرد الشديد هنا.” الملجأ هو مستشفى سابق تم توفيره للأسر النازحة، ويستوعب 27 عائلة معها 63 طفلاً تتراوح أعمارهم تتراوح ما بين عامين و17 عاماً. يعيش حمزة في الطابق السفلي من […]

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ثلاث سنوات من الصراع في سوريا دمرت حياة الملايين من الأطفال

وكالات إغاثة رائدة تحذر من خطر ضياع جيل بيروت، 15 مارس\آذار 2014. بدخول الأزمة في سوريا سنة أخرى من العنف القاسي اليوم، صرحت خمسة من منظمات الإغاثة العالمية الرائدة بأن الصراع المستمر منذ ثلاث سنوات قد دمر حياة الملايين من الأطفال والشباب – وتعرض جيل كامل لخطر فقدانه الى الأبد. وأجتمع رؤساء اليونيسف والمفوضية السامية […]

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Three years of Syria conflict have devastated lives of millions of children

الخبر بالعربية Risk of a lost generation say leading aid agencies. BEIRUT, 15 March 2014 – As the crisis in Syria reaches the end of another year of brutal violence today, five of the world’s leading aid organizations say that the three-year old conflict has devastated the lives of millions of children and young people […]

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A shelter from the storm in Syria

By David Youngmeyer Homs, Syria – “I feel very cold here,” says 15-year old Hamza, as he describes life at a shelter for conflict-displaced families in Homs city. The shelter is a former hospital that was made available to house families displaced from their homes. The shelter accommodates 27 families, with 63 children between the […]

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