The new, pre-fabricated school

New school offers safer learning environment for children of Syria in Turkey’s Islahiye camp

By Najwa Mekki GAZIANTEP, Turkey, 28 November 2013 – Inside a rugged tent lit by ceiling lamps, children sit three to a desk. It’s music time, and they are singing and clapping their hands, many with their UNICEF cyan blue schoolbags still strapped on their backs. This is the tent-school of Islahiye camp, in the […]

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Two schoolgirls in Za'atari refugee camp

First day at Za’atari

By Jess Wright AMMAN, Jordan — “You’ve never seen UNICEF’s work before?” my colleague asked me the day before I was due to go to Za’atari refugee camp. After six years of working for UNICEF – in the UK – I was finally going to see our programme work in action; and only days after beginning […]

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UNICEF works with adolescent Syrian girls to raise awareness about gender-based violence in their community

LEBANON, 11 November 2013 – UNICEF Lebanon and its partner ABAAD recently launched a short animated video to raise awareness amongst Syrian refugee girls and their female caregivers about gender-based violence, reproductive health, puberty and the changes that take place during this important phase of a girl’s development.

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Boxes of UNICEF emergency supplies in the warehouse

Emergency supplies arrive in hard-to-reach area north of Homs, Syria

Homs, 14 November 2013 – A joint UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy carrying emergency supplies has arrived in Zaafaraneh, a hard-to-reach area north of Homs city. The convoy consisted of 17 trucks carrying supplies including water, sanitation and hygiene kits, shelter materials, food, nutrition items, and medical supplies, along with school materials and recreation […]

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UNICEF Jordan team discuss options.

A visit to Jordan’s borderlands with Syria

By Toby Fricker IRBID, Jordan, 22 November 2013 — It’s olive season in Jordan. Between rows of trees, on the outskirts of the north-western town of Irbid, children help their parents collect this year’s crop. The land is green and fertile here, two hours north of the Jordanian capital, Amman, as we approach the Yarmouk Valley. Across […]

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إمدادات اليونيسف تصل إلى المناطق المتضررة بالنزاع في سوريا ضمن قافلة كبيرة للأمم المتحدة

 دمشق، 15 تشرين ثاني/ نوفمبر 2013 – تمكنت قافلة مشتركة للأمم المتحدة والهلال الأحمر العربي السوري من عبور خطوط القتال وإيصال إمدادات الإغاثة إلى ما يقرب من 42,000 شخص في محافظة حمص المحاصرة. وقد غادرت القافلة يوم الجمعة الماضي وكانت مكونة من 33 شاحنة ومقطورة من مدينة حمص إلى بلدتي الرستن وكراد تسنين الواقعتيين شمالي المدينة. […]

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UN supply trucks leave warehouse

UNICEF supplies reach conflict-affected areas of Syria as part of large UN convoy

الخبر باللغة العربية Damascus, 15 November 2013 – A joint UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy successfully crossed the lines of conflict to deliver much needed emergency supplies to around 42,000 people in Syria’s besieged Homs governorate. A convoy of 33 truck and trailer units loaded with emergency supplies left Homs last Friday bound for Al […]

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