قصة صافي: لم أكن خائفاً لأنني لم أشعر بشيء

بقلم: آيبرك يورتسيفير أنطاكية، تركيا، آذار 2014- يقول الطفل صافي البالغ من العمر 9 سنوات: “بعض أصدقائي يخافون من اللعب معي بسبب الندبة التي على وجهي. لكن لدي صديق واحد أحبه كثيراً.” قبل أن يلجأ صافي وعائلته إلى تركيا أصيب في هجوم بالقرب من ميناء اللاذقية في سوريا. يتذكر صافي ما حدث: “أسقطت طائرة برميلاً […]

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In Jordan, Samer turns his pain into poetry

By Melanie Sharpe Irbid, Jordan, February 2014 – Samer has been living at the King Abdullah Park camp in northern Jordan for a year and a half, and in a poem he describes what his life is like as a refugee: “I wake up in the morning and nothing happens, nothing has changed and there […]

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9-year-old Safi

“I wasn’t afraid, I didn’t feel anything” – Safi’s story, Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever Antakya, Turkey, March 2014 – “Some of my friends are frightened of me because of the scar on my face and they don’t want to play with me,” says 9-year-old Safi. “But I do have one friend and I love him so much.” Before Safi and his family fled to Turkey, the […]

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مؤتمر صحفي مشترك بمناسبة الذكرى الثالثة للأزمة السورية

دعوة اعلامية لمؤتمر صحفي | ُ(Read in English) مؤتمر صحفي مشترك بمناسبة الذكرى الثالثة للأزمة السورية ماذا: بدخول الأزمة السورية سنة جديدة يدعو المدير التنفيذي لليونيسف، السيد انتوني ليك، الأعلام الى مؤتمر صحفي بحضوره و حضور كل من مفوض الأمم المتحدة السامي لشؤون اللاجئين، السيد أنطونيو غوتيريس، و نائبة رئيس مؤسسة ميرسي كور للمشاركة العالمية و […]

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Joint Press Briefing: Third Year Anniversary of Syria crisis

Media Advisory |  (الخبر باللغة العربية) Joint Press Briefing: Third Year Anniversary of Syria crisis What:   As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake is inviting the media with himself, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, Mercy Corps VP of Global Engagement/ Advocacy Andrea Koppel, Save the […]

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Huda finds hope in Lebanon

By Salam Abdulmunem  Bekaa Valley, Lebanon – Huda sits in a tent, surrounded by her family, and talks about leaving her village in Idlib, Syria, just over a year ago. She was 17 years old and had just started taking exams for her high school degree. “I knew before we left, from watching television, that […]

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Raneem, too frightened to go to school

By Jess Wright Amman, Jordan, February 2014 – Each time I visit Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, I’m struck by the many stories I hear from refugees about the events leading up to their arrival. And the more I realise that behind the smiling faces in the hustle and bustle of families carving out new […]

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No place like home in Homs

By David Youngmeyer Homs City, Syria, February 2014 – Ten-year-old Aya lives with her parents and four siblings at a shelter for displaced families in Homs city. They are one of 29 families who live in the shelter, which is actually an unfinished apartment block, modified to make it more liveable. More than a year […]

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تضاعف عدد الأطفال الذين يعانون من النزاع السوري خلال عامه الثالث

بيان صحفي  من بين أكثر المتضررين مليون طفل تحت الحصار وفي مناطق يصعب الوصول اليها عماّن، الأردن، 11 اذار/ مارس 2014- بينما يقترب النزاع في سوريا من نقطة تعيسة اخرى، أصبح عدد الأطفال المتأثرين نتيجة الأزمة ضعف ما كان عليه قبل عام وذلك بحسب تقرير جديد لليونيسف نشر اليوم. الأطفال الذين يتعرضون للأذى الأكبر هم  مليون […]

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Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict

Among hardest hit are 1 million children under siege and in hard to reach areas PRESS RELEASE الخبر بالعربية AMMAN, JORDAN, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published […]

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Under siege report cover

Under Siege: The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria

As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or that are hard to reach with humanitarian assistance due to continued […]

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Mecit and his sister Büşra

A safer life for Syrian siblings

By Ayberk Yurtsever Antakya, Turkey, March 2014 – 7-year-old Mecit has only been in Turkey for a month, but he’s happy to be away from the bombing back home in Aleppo. “I was afraid of the missiles the most. They were making so much noise. It’s beautiful and quiet here. I play games with my […]

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أطفال سوريا يقولون: “جئنا لنحكي قصتنا … كلنا ضحايا”

بقلم: توبي فريكر الزعتري، الأردن، آذار/ مارس 2014 – “نحن أبناء سوريا، لا تنسونا” … ملأت هذه الصيحة جميع أرجاء الخيمة، لقد نادى بها الأطفال بنفس قوة الريح الصحراوية التي تجتاح مخيم الزعتري للاجئين. تلعب فرح*، وهي طفلة من درعا تبلغ من العمر 11 عاماً دور الشخصية الرئيسية في المسرحية التي تدور فحواها على حق […]

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13-year-old Hassan

Living one day at a time in Lebanon: Hassan’s story

By Lynn Hamasni BAALBEK, Lebanon, January 2013 – Hassan is 13 years old. He has never been to school. He is lost between two countries; his father is Syrian, and his mother is Lebanese, but he doesn’t officially exist in either country. When Hassan was born his parents didn’t register his birth in Syria and when his parents divorced his […]

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Japan confirms increased support for children of Syria

AMMAN, March 2014 – UNICEF has announced a US $19.2 million contribution from the government of Japan to support the agency’s on-going humanitarian assistance inside Syria and surrounding countries. The new funds bring Japan’s total contribution to UNICEF’s Syria crisis response to US $35 million.  “With every passing day, more Syrian children fall victim to this […]

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