When snow brings sorrow

After six years of war in Syria, winter is the latest threat to children. In rural Quneitra in southern Syria, 400 families displaced by fighting live in makeshift shelters made with blocks, plastic sheets and tin. With extremely limited resources and amid heavy snowfall, these families continuously fight for their lives.   The camp was […]

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Children and families in Syria face dropping temperatures with little protection from the cold

  For children and their families across Syria, winter used to bring joy. But after six years of conflict, childhood memories of getting cosy around the heater, playing in the snow and warm winter clothes, are all but forgotten.  7 February 2017, Damascus, Syria- Six years of war have changed how winter feels for children […]

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From Syrian mothers to Syrian children: UNICEF partnership keeps children warm while creating job opportunities

For the third year, an innovative partnership in Syria is providing much needed warm clothing for the most vulnerable children in the northeastern Hasaka governorate. The winter kits produced by a UNICEF partner and a local association group, Al-Birr, include a winter jacket, woolen sweater, winter trousers, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, woolen socks, and […]

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Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere on reports of children killed and injured in Syria

AMMAN, 10 February 2017 – ”Violence in Syria this week has reportedly killed at least 20 children and injured others in several areas across the war-torn country.   “In Idlib earlier in the week, violence reportedly left 30 people dead, including 16 children. Some of those killed were displaced from fighting in Aleppo.   “In […]

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#NoLostGeneration student campaign kit

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Siba and Ruba: two sisters’ journey back to school

By Masoud Hasen   23 January 2017- Hasakah –For many children in Syria, school is little more than a distant memory. Others have never seen the inside of a classroom. But in small pockets all over the country, children and their families are doing whatever they can to reclaim an education that is rightfully theirs. […]

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SCHOOLS IN SYRIA RISE FROM THE RUBBLE

As the intensity of violence decreases, children head back to school with UNICEF support DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 31 January 2017 – In the past weeks, UNICEF has supported the re-opening of 23 primary schools in the eastern parts of Aleppo city, allowing nearly 6,500 children to return to school.   UNICEF has provided school supplies, developed an […]

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تنهض المدارس في سوريا من بين الأنقاض

مع انخفاض حدة العنف، يعود الأطفال إلى مدارسهم بدعمٍ من اليونيسف دمشق/عمّان، 31 كانون الثاني/يناير 2017 – خلال الأسابيع الماضية، قامت اليونيسف بدعم إعادة افتتاح ثلاثٍ وعشرين مدرسة ابتدائية في الأجزاء الشرقية من مدينة حلب مما سمح لحوالي 6,500 طفل بالعودة إلى مدارسهم. زودت اليونيسف الأطفال بالمستلزمات المدرسية كما قامت بتطوير برنامجٍ تعليميّ مكثف ودرّبت […]

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