2015 Greetings from Syria

Dear Friends, Warm Season’s Greetings to you and your loved ones. Let me take this opportunity to personally thank you on behalf of the children of Syria. Despite the enormous challenges, your support allowed millions of children to access safe water, education, health care, protection and other vital services. You made it all possible. I […]

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A Child Turns The Corner on Malnutrition in Aleppo

By Tamara Abu Sham Aleppo, 22 December 2014 – Khaled was born in eastern Aleppo two months before the onset of the Syrian crisis in March 2011.He joined a family of two brothers and four sisters. He weighed a healthy 3.8 kg at birth. With the escalation of armed conflict, Khaled’s family fled the conflict […]

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دراسة جديدة تجد أن الوضع التغذوي “خطير” لأطفال الأسر المهجرة في سوريا في ثلاث محافظات

دمشق، 22 كانون الأول 2014 –   بين تقييم الوضع التغذوي لأطفال الأسر المهجرة ممن هم دون سن الخامسة، والذين يعيشون في  مراكز إيواء جماعية ولدى المجتمعات المضيفة في سوريا أن معدلات سوء التغذية الحاد في ثلاث محافظات وصلت حد حرج، وأن الوضع التغذوي في البلاد ككل “متدنِ”.  يقدم  التقييم السريع نموذجا عن الوضع التغذوي لأطفال […]

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New Study Finds Displaced Children’s Nutritional Status ‘Serious’ in three Syrian Governorates

Damascus, 22 December 2014 – An assessment of the nutritional status of displaced children under five living in collective shelters and the host community in Syria has found a “serious” level of global acute malnutrition rate in three governorates, with a “poor” overall nutrition situation. The Rapid Nutrition Assessment provides a sampling of the nutritional […]

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Azize finds a new life and a new goal in Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever Mersin, Turkey, December 2014 – Hers was a happy, peaceful life. Azize used to lead a “normal” life with her mother, her father and her 7 siblings. They had a house in both Latakia and in their village, just one hour from the city. They would pass the summer in their village […]

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Cash helps meet vulnerable Syrian children’s winter needs

By Toby Fricker JORDAN, Amman, December 2014 – Hasna’s eyes lock in to the iris scanner attached to an ATM bank machine. A green tick appears on the screen and initiates the electronic sound of counting money. The 34-year old from Dera’a, southern Syria, is at a cash point in east Amman. She’s collecting 90 Jordanian […]

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Addressing the needs of children affected by the Syria crisis – UNICEF’s response in 2015

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Training Syrian parents to provide moral support for their children

By Ayberk Yurtsever ADANA, Turkey, December 2014 – “Children, especially girls have psychological problems. They don’t get to talk about these problems with their families. As they have no one to guide them, these problems grow bigger and bigger,” says Danya Hamışlı. Born in Aleppo, Danya graduated from the Theology Department of Damascus University. She […]

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UNICEF Joins UN Launch of 2015 Syria Crisis Response Plans

Statement by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa on the Launch of the 2015 Strategic Response Plan for Syria (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2015-16 Statement in Arabic Statement in French Statement in Spanish Amman, December 18, 2014: “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat […]

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Syria Crisis Dashboard (12 December 2014)

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Syria Crisis: Children in Need in the Region, UNICEF Regional Response Activities 2014 (13 November – 12 December 2014)

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In November, UNICEF provides more than 75,000 children with supplies in conflict-affected towns in Syria

 Damascus, 10 December 2014 – In November, UNICEF, with the assistance of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, took a big step forward in reaching children in hard to reach areas by providing lifesaving supplies and education kits to an estimated 75,400 children. Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits and life-saving supplies such as winter clothes, blankets, hygiene […]

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الملايين من أطفال اللاجئين السوريين الأكثر هشاشة قد يؤون للفراش ببطون خاوية

تعليق المساعدات الغذائية يزيد من المخاطر الصحية ويهدد السلامة خلال شهور الشتاء. عمان، 4 كانون الأول 2014 – تشارك اليونيسف في النداء للحصول على دعم طارئ لبرنامج الأغذية العالمي بعد أن أجبرت الوكالة الأممية على تعليق المساعدات التي تقدمها لحوالي 1.7 مليون سوري من الفئات الهشة في المنطقة. حيث أن هذا التعليق سيسهم في الإحساس […]

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Millions of vulnerable Syrian refugee children are at risk of going to bed hungry

Food cuts increase health risks and threaten wellbeing through winter months AMMAN, 4 December 2014 – UNICEF joins the appeal for urgent support to the World Food Programme (WFP) after the UN agency was forced to cut food assistance for 1.7 million vulnerable Syrians across the region. This cut will contribute to the growing sense […]

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Pre-schoolers in Syria find joy through toys donated by IKEA

القصة بالعربية By David Youngmeyer Tartous, Syria, 3 December 2014 – Tens of thousands of pre-school children affected by the crisis in Syria are finding a renewed sense of happiness through new play kits that have been donated by IKEA. UNICEF is working in partnership with IKEA to provide 1,050 Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits […]

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