Education: Small investment, Big Impact – Syrian teachers welcome UNICEF incentive initiative

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey – “It was like a festival,” says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey. He is referring to the day when he and his colleagues went to the local post office to draw out their first payments under a new incentive scheme. “Everybody took their money and went back […]

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Syria Crisis Dashboard (April 2015)

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سلمى حايك تزور لبنان مع اليونيسف لجمع الأموال للاجئين السوريين

سلمى حايك تزور لبنان مع اليونيسف لجمع الأموال للاجئين السوريين من خلال حملة CHIME FOR CHANGE التابعة لغوتشي في أعقاب الذكرى الرابعة للصراع السوري، تلفت حايك الانتباه للأطفال اللاجئين وأسرهم نيويورك (27 نيسان 2015) – ساعدت مؤيدة اليونيسف والمؤسسة المشاركة لحملة CHIME FOR CHANGE (قرع الأجراس من أجل التغيير) سلمى حايك على إطلاق نداء Chime […]

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Salma Hayek Visits Lebanon with UNICEF to Raise Funds for Syrian Refugees through Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE Campaign

Following the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Hayek is drawing attention to refugee children and families UNICEF supporter and CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a fundraising appeal to support children and families affected by the Syria crisis, following a recent visit to meet with […]

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“I want to be more than just a guy”

MAFRAQ, Jordan, April 2015 – “You stole my first eye and the second eye. Don’t put your hands on my children,” screams Hamed. The passion in this drama rehearsal reflects the reality on the ground, explains the 17-year old from Homs, Syria. He is acting as the wife in a play about domestic violence. “It […]

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Vocational and life skills training helps to expand positive options for Syrian adolescents and young people caught in war

The Syria crisis is now into its fifth year. For the adolescents entering their formative years, violence and suffering have not only scarred their past; they are shaping their futures. What does it take to give positive options to these adolescents and young people? UNICEF and its partner, the European Institute for Cooperation and Development […]

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حملة التلقيح ضد الحصبة تهدف الوصول الى أكثر من 2,6 مليون طفل سوري

حملة التلقيح ضد الحصبة تهدف الوصول الى أكثر من 2,6 مليون طفل سوري دمشق، 24/4/2015 – يتم حاليا تنفيذ حملة تلقيح ضد مرض الحصبة تستمر لعشرة أيام في سوريا لحماية الأطفال من هذا المرض القاتل. تستهدف الحملة التي بدأت في 19 نيسان الأطفال الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 6 شهور و5 سنوات. سيتم تقديم التلقيح في […]

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Measles vaccination campaign targets over 2.6 million Syrian children. Conflict means over 230,000 others are likely to miss out

DAMASCUS, 24 April 2015- A ten-day immunization campaign is underway in Syria to respond to measles cases across the country. By end of 2014, 594 children had been diagnosed with measles, double the number in 2013. Launched on 19 April, the campaign targets children between six months and five years of age. UNICEF estimates that […]

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Government of Jordan and UNICEF launches cost-efficient water initiatives in Za’atari camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 23 April 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI) and UNICEF today launched the construction of a water distribution network in Za’atari refugee camp. In addition to the mobile waste water treatment units launched last month, the operation of a water distribution network and a third borehole will drastically […]

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Young Syrian volunteers help support children at Child Friendly Spaces in refugee camps in Turkey

HARRAN, Turkey, 21 April 2015 – UNICEF’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), established to support Syrian refugee children in Turkey, are giving young volunteers a chance to develop their skills in working with children. At the CFS, children are encouraged to participate in group activities that help them to learn, relate with others and share ideas. […]

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New education centre for Syrian children in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, April 22, 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children was officially opened in Kahramanmaraş today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Ministry of National Education, with financial support from the European Commission. With a total capacity of 1,080 students, […]

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European Union’s humanitarian office grants €1.1 million to UNICEF for emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, 22 April 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of € 1.1 million to UNICEF to support the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and their children with emergency cash assistance. As the Syrian crisis enters a fifth year, many Syrian refugees in Jordan are […]

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Hoops Club with support from UNICEF and funding by Kuwait, organizes Training of Trainers Program under the title of “Sports for Development and Life Skills Activities for Adolescents”

Venetia Rainey Baalbek, Lebanon: “I’ve worked in sport for 20 years,” mulled Hashem Jammal, a 40-year-old sports coordinator at Al Mabarrat Association in Baalbek. “And while some of the ideas I am learning on this training program I am familiar with, there are also lots of new concepts that I look forward to including in […]

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Lebanon’s Red Cross “Child and Youth Festival” Brings Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Children Together

By Venetia Rainey Lebanon Batroun, 18 April 2015 – Normally a quiet, green space at the entrance of Batroun, April 18 saw the Public Gardens of the northern coastal city turned into a raucous festival for children, giving Lebanese and Syrian youth a chance to learn and play together. “There will be at least 2,500 […]

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أريد أن أكون أكثر من مجرد شاب عادي

المفرق، الأردن، نيسان 2015 – يصرخ حامد قائلا: “لقد سلبتني عيني الأولى وعيني الثانية، ولكنك لن تلمس أبنائي أبدا”. يوضح لنا الشاب ابن السبعة عشر عاماً، من حمص في سوريا، أن الشغف البادي في هذا التدريب المسرحي يعكس الواقع على الأرض. يمثل حامد دور الزوجة في مسرحية تتناول العنف الأسري. ويقول: “تتحدث هذه المسرحية عن […]

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