Syria bombing doesn’t deter children from learning

By Razan Rashidi and Kumar Tiku Homs, Syria – 29 October 2014 – Judging by the high attendance and an air of calm, it is hard to believe that two schools, in the northern governorate of Homs, were the scene of a gruesome double bombing earlier this month. A majority of the children, still deeply […]

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Empowering Syrian refugee girls in Jordan to break the cycle of violence

By Kusali Kubwalo Za’atari camp, Jordan – 28 October 2014 – From a distance, Aisha* looks like a quiet and reserved girl. When she speaks however, the conviction with which she does so, shocks you at first, and then warms you up to what will definitely be an interesting conversation. “My mother almost married me off. I […]

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حملة تلقيح ضد شلل الأطفال تستهدف 25 مليون طفل في الشرق الأوسط

In English عمان، 24 تشرين الأول 2014 – في الوقت الذي يتم فيه إحياء  اليوم العالمي لشلل الأطفال فإن اليونيسيف ومنظمة الصحة العالمية والشركاء في جميع أنحاء الشرق الأوسط يعملون على تعزيز جهودهم لاحتواء تفشي شلل الأطفال الذي نجم  عن النزاع في سوريا والعراق العام الماضي. سيتم في الأسابيع المقبلة تلقيح 25 مليون طفل دون […]

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Polio immunization drive targets 25 million children across the Middle East

باللغة العربية Amman, 24 October 2014 – As the world marks World Polio Day, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners across the Middle East are bolstering efforts to contain a polio outbreak triggered by the conflict in Syria and Iraq last year. In the coming weeks, 25 million children under the age of […]

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UNICEF reaches Syria’s “silent governorate” with much-needed humanitarian assistance

By Razan Rashidi Al-Hasakeh/Damascus, 23 October 2014 – While many of Syria’s war-torn cities and governorates are grabbing the headlines, the humanitarian situation in the north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh governorate is largely in the shadows. With a population of 1.5 million people – almost half of them children – much of the governorate has been […]

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Turkey increases precautions against polio in Istanbul

By Ayberk Yurtsever ISTANBUL, Turkey, 22 October 2014 – The old Istanbul district of Fatih, lies on the city’s historical peninsula, and is one of its longest inhabited areas. Of the nearly 1.5 million Syrians living in Turkey, many have been drawn to this immigrant district where Arabic signs, advertisements and shops line the streets. […]

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report /16 September – 13 October 2014

Highlights Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs […]

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Canada Ambassador Childs-Adams and UNICEF Representative Laurini visit Canadian-funded projects in Bourj Hammoud

الخبر باللغة العربية Beirut, 21 October 2014 – Canadian Ambassador Hilary Childs-Adams and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Annamaria Laurini, visited this past Friday the “Mouvement Social” center in Bourj Hammoud as part of the projects supported by the Canadian Government to Lebanon in response to the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon. The high-level […]

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UNICEF supplies reach children displaced by fighting in Ain Al Arab/Kobane

ALEPPO Syria, 21 October 2014 – Lifesaving UNICEF supplies including hygiene kits, blankets, water and high energy biscuits have been delivered to northern Aleppo where thousands of children from the besieged Syrian border city of Ain Al Arab/Kobane have taken refuge. 

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UNICEF provides children in Hassakeh with soap as part of Global Handwashing Day activities

Al Hassakeh, Syria – 15 October 2014 – As part of Global Handwashing Day activities held around the world this month, UNICEF reached thousands of children in Syria with soap and hygiene-related messages. The annual Global Handwashing Day – now in its seventh year – is a time to emphasize the role of handwashing with soap in […]

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The Ministry of Public Health launches National Polio Immunization Campaign to prevent Polio resurgence in Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية October 14th, 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with UNICEF and WHO launched the National Polio Immunization Campaign at a press conference held today at the Lebanese Order of Physicians. The event was headed by the Minister of Public Health Wael Abou Faour and was attended by the Ministers […]

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Fleeing Ayn al-Arab : Syrian children play to escape their trauma

By Isabel Hunter SURUÇ, Turkey, 9 October 2014 – Crammed into old classrooms, with mattresses strewn on the floor, Syrine and her two sisters are in high spirits. Last month, the triplets and their mother fled the conflict in the Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane, to the safety of Turkey. Today […]

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EU Ambassador Eichhorst and UNICEF Representative Laurini visit EU-funded activities in southern Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية Beirut, 9 October 2014 – Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Annamaria Laurini, visited two EU-funded activities in Sarafand and Marj Al-Khokh in southern Lebanon that form part of the support provided by the European Union to Lebanon in response […]

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Back to class in Syria with new school kits

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“I am so happy to have these pens and bags – I love to learn”

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