Providing much needed drinking water in northern Syria

Aleppo, 22 September 2014 – Over the past four years, the conflict in Syria has left many children and their families without access to clean drinking water. Now, volunteers with the UNICEF’s partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are installing water tanks for families affected by the fighting, in the eastern Aleppo governorate. The first […]

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UNICEF helps Syrian refugee children cope with celiac disease

By Ayberk Yurtsever ADANA, Turkey, 21 September 2014 – After tackling the immense hardships of leaving home, friends and family and a country torn apart by war, it’s easy to overlook debilitating diseases just because you’re on the move. Finding food where they can is a huge challenge for Syrians struggling with nutritional diseases, especially one […]

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Keeping Syrian Children Warm

Winter is coming and many children in Syria cannot afford simple basic items like winter clothing. UNICEF urgently requires $10 million to provide winter clothing for 400,000 vulnerable internally displaced children inside Syria. Download

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Syria Crisis Dashboard (19 September 2014)

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Lean times: Syrian refugee nutrition study in Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever ADANA, Turkey, 18 September 2014 – In the Adana suburb of Yüreğir, 10-year-old Intisar is busy helping her mother prepare the family’s evening meal. Their home is sparsely furnished with cushions scattered on the floor, a fan and a table. A package of Syrian bread sits on a tablecloth on the floor. […]

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بيان مشترك من منظمة الصحة العالمية واليونيسيف حول وفيات الأطفال في ادلب، شمالي سوريا

عمان/ القاهرة، 17 أيلول / سبتمبر 2014: علمت منظمة اليونيسيف ومنظمة الصحة العالمية بمزيج من الصدمة والحزن العميق نبأ  وفاة ما يزيد على 15 طفلاً ،كلهم دون الثانية من العمر، في محافظة إدلب في سوريا. وقد وقعت جميع الوفيات في مناطق نفذت فيها حملة تطعيم ضد مرض الحصبة. إن الوصول إلى السبب المحدد لوفاة هؤلاء […]

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Joint WHO – UNICEF statement regarding deaths of children in Idlib, Northern Syria

Amman/Cairo, 17 September 2014: UNICEF and WHO have been shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of at least 15 young children in Idlib, Syria. The deaths of the children – all of whom were less than two years of age – occurred in districts where a measles immunization campaign had been under way. […]

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UNICEF Regional Response Activities 2014 SYRIA CRISIS: (16 August – 15 September 2014)

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UNICEF to provide school supplies for up to one million conflict-affected Syrian children

NEWS NOTE Damascus, 14 September 2014 – With the ongoing conflict in Syria taking an increasing toll on children’s education, UNICEF is stepping in with key supplies and support for public information to ensure that some of the most conflict-affected children continue to learn.

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Education assistance under SHARP by sub-district (1 Jan – 31 July 2014)

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انهيار عائلة يزيد من صدمة الأطفال من الحرب

 بقلم كومار تيكو طرطوس، 8 أيلول 2014 – تقول مريم: “كان أبي وأمي يتشاجران دائما، وفي يوم من الأيام تركت أمي المنزل ولم تعد أبدا. سمعت بعدها أنها تزوجت من شخص آخر”. كان انهيار زواج والدي مريم، التي تبلغ من العمر 12 سنة، سببا في زيادة ضعفها الناشئ عن الأزمة السورية. عاشت مريم مع والديها […]

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A shell attack destroys a family dream

By Kumar M Tiku Tartous, 10 September 2014 – 6-year old Omar was playing near his family’s farm in rural Aleppo when he heard th boom of exploding shells. Intense fighting had broken out in the area, but the family was still preparing to plant their onion crop. Omar raced to the field where his […]

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A family breakdown adds to the trauma of war

القصة بالعربية By Kumar M Tiku Tartous, 8 September 2014 – “My dad and my mama used to argue a lot,” says Mariam*. “One day mama left the house and never came back. I later heard she had married someone else.” For the 12-year old the breakdown of her parents’ marriage has only left her […]

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