Children displaced from eastern Aleppo: traumatised, injured and alone

By Yasmine Saker and Basma Ourfali Aleppo, 22 December, 2016 Since renewed fighting in the eastern part of Aleppo on 24 November, at least 40,000 people have been displaced within and from the area. Half of them are children.  Displaced families have been transported to the industrial district of Jibreen where they are temporarily housed […]

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Syria Crisis November 2016 Humanitarian Results

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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the evacuation of children from an orphanage in East Aleppo

AMMAN, 19 December 2016 – “This morning, all 47 children trapped in an orphanage in east Aleppo were evacuated to safety, with some in critical condition from injuries and dehydration.   “The evacuation of these orphans, along with thousands of other children from east Aleppo in the past days is a glimmer of hope amid […]

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Back to school for young Aleppo shoemaker

By Yasmine Saker TARTOUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 December 2016 – When a UNICEF team first met 14 year-old Wahid in the summer, he was fetching water for his family in “1070”, a complex of unfinished apartment buildings in the Al- Hamdaniyah neighbourhood of western Aleppo. A month later, the area turned into a conflict […]

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Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children trapped in Aleppo

NEW YORK, 16 December 2016 – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.   “However, hundreds of other vulnerable children, including orphans, remain trapped inside that part of the city. We are extremely concerned about their fate. If […]

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بيان صادر عن مدير اليونيسف التنفيذي أنتوني ليك حول الأطفال المحاصرين في حلب

نيويورك، ١٦ ديسمبر/كانون الأول ٢٠١٦ – “أُجلي أكثر من ٢٧٠٠ طفل من شرق حلب خلال الأربع والعشرين ساعة الماضية، بمن فيهم من مرضى أو جرحى أو أطفال بدون ذويهم. “ومع ذلك، ما زال هناك مئات من الأطفال الآخرين المعرضين للخطر – بما في ذلك الأيتام – محاصرين داخل ذلك الجزء من المدينة، مما يثير قلقنا […]

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بيان منسوب إلى خيرت كابالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف، حول أطفال حلب

عمّان، 13 كانون أوّل/ ديسمبر 2016، “بينما يستمر تصاعد العنف في حلب اليوم، يعاني آلاف الأطفال بصمتٍ ويقعون ضحيّة الهجمات الوحشيّة في حين يقف العالم متفرّجاً.   “حان الوقت لأن يقف العالم إلى جانب أطفال حلب ويضع حدّاً للكابوس الّذي يلاحقهم  باستمرار.   “استناداً لتقارير مثيرة للقلق وردت من طبيب في المدينة فأن الكثير من […]

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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children of Aleppo

AMMAN, 13 December 2016, “As violence continues to escalate in Aleppo today, thousands of children are suffering in silence, and coming under brutal attack as the world watches. “It is time for the world to stand up for the children of Aleppo and bring their living nightmare to an end. “According to alarming reports from […]

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Winter is the latest threat to children in war-ravaged Aleppo

  By Shushan Mebrahtu and Basma Ourfali Aleppo/Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – 8 December 2016 Five days ago, 10-year old Ahmed arrived in Jibreen, an industrial district on the outskirts of Aleppo. Ahmed’s parents were killed in the vicious conflict engulfing the city. He and his four siblings have nobody to take care of them […]

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UNICEF MENA REGIONAL DIRECTOR GEERT CAPPELAERE Statement to the German Press Corps Christmas Emergency Appeal

  7 December 2016 Your Excellency Madame Daniella Schaat, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of the girls and boys of Syria   Good morning. It is a real honour to be with you today and get the opportunity to tell you about the plight of Syrian children. It is however not at all a pleasure to […]

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Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country

    ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, 07 December 2016 – “I have just travelled back from Aleppo where the situation continues to plummet to even greater lows. “When I was there nearly 100 mortars fell on west Aleppo in a couple of days. While at the same time, only a few hundred metres away we witnessed the unrelenting […]

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افتتاح معرض اليونيسف والاتحاد الأوروبي لأزمة اللاجئين السوريين في بروكسل “صامدون: وجوه إنسانية من واقع الأزمة السورية”

بروكسل/عمان، ٦ ديسمبر/كانون الأول ٢٠١٦ – افتُتح اليوم في بروكسل معرض اليونيسف والمفوضية الأوروبية الذي يقدم عرضاً مرئياً للخسارة الإنسانية إثر النزاع السوري، وعزيمة الأطفال والشباب والعائلات الذين فروا من الرعب الذي لا يوصف. ويقدم المعرض الذي يحمل عنوان “صامدون: وجوه إنسانية من واقع الأزمة السورية” نحو ٢٤ صورة لمصور الحرب سباستيان ريتش الذي سافر […]

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UNICEF and EU Exhibition on Syrian Refugee Crisis Opens in Brussels “Standing Strong: Human Faces of the Syrian Crisis”

  BRUSSELS/AMMAN, 6 December 2016 – An exhibition by UNICEF and the European Commission opened in Brussels today as a visual display of the human cost of the Syrian conflict and the powerful will to persevere by children, young people and families who have fled unspeakable horror. The exhibition, titled “Standing Strong: Human Faces of […]

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Manar’s family prepares for the winter in Za’atari Camp

  Manar Mohammad Aziz is 34 years old, and has 8 children. Ahmed, 16, Aya, 15, Doa’a, 13, Mahmoud, 10, Khalid, 9, Sidra, 7, Adnan, 4, and Lina 1. Married to Basil, a security supervisor at the local school, the family live in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.   Originally from Dara’a in Syria, the […]

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UNICEF helping thousands of Syrian children weather the harsh winter cold in Jordan

  AMMAN, Jordan, 2 Dec 2016 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has begun its 2016-2017 winter assistance programme, helping thousands of vulnerable Syrian families protect their children from the cold.   With temperatures dropping close to freezing in many parts of country, UNICEF is using a mixed strategy of cash support and in-kind […]

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