UNICEF school clubs help Syrian children catch up during summer break

By Razan Rashidi 27 August 2014, Qamishly, Syria – It’s holiday time, but for three days of every week, Lama, a fifth grader, attends a UNICEF-supported school club in Safi Al-Dien Al-Heli School in Qamishly, a town in northeast Syria. “Last year, I stayed all summer at home without electricity and water,” she said. “I […]

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Syria Crisis situation report 15 August 2014

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UNICEF Regional Response Activities 2014 SYRIA CRISIS: (July 2014)

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Syria Crisis Dashboard (18 August 2014)

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UNICEF strongly condemns the targeting of a school in Al Waer, calls for immediate stop to attacks on educational facilities

STATEMEN الخبر بالعربية Statement attributable to Agostino Paganini, UNICEF Representative a.i for Syria Damascus, 21 August 2014 – UNICEF is gravely concerned by the latest attack on a school in Syria – this time in Al Waer on the western outskirts of the city of Homs. One prefab classroom was destroyed and two others were […]

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اليونيسف تدين بشدة استهداف مدرسة في الوعر، نداءات لوقف مباشر للإعتداءات على المرافق التعليمية

تصريح عن أغوستينو باغانيني الممثل المؤقت لمنظمة اليونيسف في سورية. حمص، الجمهورية العربية السورية، 21 آب 2014 — تعبر اليونيسف عن قلقها الشديد من  أضرار الحادث  الأخير الذي حصل لإحدى المدارس في سورية ، هذه المرة في منطقة الوعر في غرب مدينة حمص. أسفر الحادث عن تهديم صف مسبق الصنع وتخريب صفين أخرين وذلك نتيجة […]

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Polio outbreak in the Middle East report

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Amid rising water scarcity in wartorn Syria, children take on the task of bringing supplies home

By: Razan Rashidi Douma, Rural Damascus, 06 August 2014, “I hate the queuing part more than the carrying part,” says seven-year-old Amani, as she stands in a long line waiting her turn to fill her orange jerrycan with water. Her 12 years-old cousin, Ahmad, interrupts the conversation: “What annoys me the most is that sometimes […]

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Emergency water support for children and families in conflict-affected north-east Syria

By David Youngmeyer  Qamishly, 7 August 2014 – Amid ongoing conflict in Syria, UNICEF continues to support access to water for millions of children and families. The conflict is placing an increasing strain on existing water networks. A lack of electricity, for example, means that water pumping stations do not have sufficient power to pump […]

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A father battles airstrikes to give his baby girl the chance to recover and thrive

Syria, 6 August 2014 – Lolia, thirteen months, was hit by an airstrike in August last year. Her arm was badly injured and today is not fully functional. The same airstrike resulted in the death of her older sister Amal. “I rushed both of them to the field hospital. Minimum equipment and supplies were available” the […]

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قصتي… بصوتي: فتيات صغيرات تسجلن أفلاماً قصيرة عن حياتهم اليومية وأثر الأزمة السورية عليها

 عمان 3، آب 2014 – بكلماتهن وتجاربهن، قامت ثماني يافعات من سوريا والأردن وفلسطين بتسجيل أفلام قصيرة ليومياتهن يبيّنّ فيه واقع وأحلام الصغار الذين يعيشون على هامش الأزمة السورية. أعدت الفتيات ـ اللاتي تراوحت أعمارهن بين 16 و21 عاماً ـ هذه الأفلام في ورشة عمل حملت اسم “صوتي، قصتي” والتي استمرت لأسبوع في عمان. وباستخدام […]

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Their voices, their stories: young girls make video diaries on impact of Syria crisis

القصة بالعربية AMMAN, 3 August 2014 – Using their own words and experiences, eight teenage girls from Syria, Jordan and Palestine have shot brief video diaries showing the realities and dreams of youngsters living on the fringes of the Syrian crisis. The videos were made by the girls themselves, who are aged between 16 and […]

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