It’s not home but for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Ramadan traditions live on

Za’atari camp, northern Jordan, August 7 2013: Outside Ibrahim’s caravan his children are playing inside a small metal boat.

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UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil visits Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq

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Mahmoud Kabil visited Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq

Last month, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil visited Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, home to some 50,000 refugees from war-torn Syria. This is his account: It’s always a bit heart-breaking meeting people who’ve been displaced by war. Looking back on my time as UNICEF’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador, I have vivid memories of missions […]

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Syria Crisis – Children’s Needs and UNICEF’s Response

               

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Hygiene promotion campaign for displaced children and families in Tartous shelters

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Hygiene promotion campaign in Tartous shelters

Hygiene promotion campaign aims to improve health of thousands of displaced children and families in Tartous shelters by David Youngmeyer. With support from European Commission – Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) UNICEF has kicked off a campaign to reach thousands of displaced children and parents in Tartous with hygiene promotion messages. The campaign is to […]

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Pau Gasol reaches Syrian children in Domiz refugee camp

 by Wendy Bruere (@wjbruere) Tolin, 12, might not have known who NBA player Pau Gasol was before last week, but she has been playing basketball nearly everyday this summer at Domiz refugee camp, where she now lives in northern Iraq.

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life-threatening situation of women and children in Homs

NEW YORK, 2 August 2013 – “The situation of women and children in the Syrian city of Homs is rapidly deteriorating, with some 400,000 civilians now displaced in the district of Al Waer, living in partially constructed buildings, schools and other public buildings.

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Newsletter 1 August

 

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Pau Gasol visits Domiz refugee camp in Iraq

Two-time NBA champion and UNICEF Spain Ambassador Pau Gasol has returned from a visit to Domiz refugee camp, Iraq, where he met with Syrian refugee children. DOMIZ CAMP, Iraq, 30 July 2013 – Two-time NBA champion Lakers player and UNICEF Spain Ambassador since 2003 Pau Gasol has returned today from visiting Domiz, a refugee camp […]

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Za’atari tent number one, a year on

Za’atari, JORDAN, 29 July 2013 – When Omar* arrived with his wife and 8 children at Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp they thought it would be for a few months. They are still there 12-months later. “I never imagined we would still be here. Right behind my house was the border of the camp, past that […]

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Life-saving supplies reach children and families in conflict-affected Aleppo

AMMAN/DAMASCUS/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 July 2013 – UNICEF and partners have just completed delivery of life-saving supplies to the embattled city of Aleppo in north-western Syria. The mission, which also included the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and United Nations agencies, was part of a 15-truck convoy that travelled from Damascus to Aleppo. UNICEF’s supplies included […]

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Hanadi’s story: Being young, female and a refugee

By Toby Fricker  Za’atari, Jordan, 18 July 2013 – When the war came to their doorstep, 17-year old Hanadi and her family fled their home in Damascus. For one year they moved across Syria to escape the violence. Three months ago they finally crossed the border to safety in Jordan. With it came an overwhelming […]

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One Ramadan night in Za’atari

By Najwa Mekki  Za’atari, JORDAN, 18 July 2013 – It was a long night, my first at the camp. With a few colleagues we wanted to know more about how Syrian families, and children in particular, are spending Ramadan, a time of family gatherings and reunions. Hard to believe that a year ago, this bustling […]

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Newsletter 18 July

 

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