After four years of siege, families fleeing east Ghouta need our help now more than ever

By Yasmine Saker As the car pulled up into Adra industrial zone on the north-eastern outskirts of Damascus, nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see. In four collective shelters, over 5,400 people were crowded together in three abandoned schools, while an estimated 13,000 people sought shelter nearby in a former […]

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مليون طفل في إدلب معرضون للأخطار بسبب العنف والهجمات. تفيد التقارير عن مقتل 17 طفلاً في إدلب الواقعة شمال غرب سوريا

تصريح منسوب إلى خِيرْت كابالاري ، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا عمان، 23 آذار/مارس 2018- “تستمر الحرب على الاطفال في سوريا بلا هوادة أو رحمة. “يعيش مليون طفل في مختلف أنحاء إدلب وسط تصعيد للعنف والهجمات. تدعو اليونيسف كل الذين يقاتلون في إدلب إلى تجنيب الأطفال المصير والأهوال التي شهدها أطفال الغوطة […]

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1 million children in Idlib at increased risk due to violence and Reports of 17 children killed in Idlib, in north west Syria

Attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN, 23 March 2018- “The war on children in Syria continues relentlessly and with no mercy. “Across Idlib, 1 million children live amid escalating violence and attacks. UNICEF is calling on those fighting in Idlib to spare children the fate and […]

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Every step counts: Rama’s story

  By Basma Ourfali Little Rama, now eight, has grown up knowing nothing but war. When she was only a toddler, her family was forced to flee their home in east Aleppo as violence escalated, moving from one area to another. The injury Rama was only five years-old when a shell hit the mosque where […]

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Overcoming loss: life in Deir-ez-Zor for Syrian youth

  By Masoud Hasen and Yasmine Saker Two years ago, as Ahmad and his family, headed to the local market in the north-eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor, he did not know that his life was about to change forever. A shell hit the local market and Ahmed, 14 at the time, lost consciousness. He woke up […]

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“Never give up, no matter what”: Shuaib’s story

  By Lina Alqassab Syria, Tartous, 25 February 2018 –  Shuaib had just finished his national Grade 9 French exam, and was heading back to his home in Al-Qadmus in rural Tartous, coastal Syria. Waiting at the crowded bus station with other students in Tartous city, Shuaib heard a loud explosion and felt piercing pain […]

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No end in sight to seven years of war in Syria: children with disabilities at risk of exclusion

In 2017, extreme and indiscriminate violence killed highest ever number of children – 50 per cent more than 2016 Digital materials including infographics, child profiles and b-roll available here BEIRUT/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 12 March 2018 – With no end in sight to the war in Syria, children with disabilities risk being excluded and forgotten. The conflict in […]

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سبع سنوات للحرب في سوريا ولا نهاية تلوح في الأفق: الأطفال ذوو الإعاقات عرضة للإقصاء

تسبب العنف الشديد والعشوائي الذي شهده عام 2017 بمقتل العدد الأعلى على الإطلاق من الأطفال – وبنسبة تزيد 50 في المئة عن حصيلة عام 2016 المواد الرقمية بما في ذلك المعلومات البيانية ولمحة عن حياة الأطفال والتسجيلات المصوّرة، متوفرة  هنا بيروت/ عمان/ دمشق، 12 آذار/مارس 2018 – يواجه الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات خطر الإقصاء والنسيان بغياب […]

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This year for International Women’s Day, we are celebrating an inspiring young woman

  Mouna, 20, who was born with a visual impairment. Seven years of war and displacement have added to Mouna’s challenges, but she is determined to continue her education and study political science. Mouna wants the world to hear her – she takes part in a weekly radio show where she discusses issues that are […]

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