Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

الخبر باللغة العربية STATEMENT Mortar attacks on schools kill 9 children in Damascus 29 students injured in the past three weeks   Damascus, 12 November 2013 – The killing of innocent children continues in war-torn Syria. UNICEF is outraged by the latest deadly attacks on schools in and around Damascus. Yesterday, five children were reportedly […]

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Over 20 million children to be vaccinated in Syria and neighbouring countries against polio, say WHO and UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT STATEMENT A week after the Middle East declared a polio emergency in the region, mass vaccination against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases is under way in Syria, its neighbouring countries and beyond Geneva, New York, 8 November – The largest-ever consolidated immunization response in the Middle East is under way to […]

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Match Lebanon’s commitment to Syrian refugee children with global investment in nation’s public services: UNICEF Executive Director

الخبر باللغة العربية  PRESS RELEASE Beirut, 1 November 2013 – Lebanon’s generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country. 

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Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

الخبر باللغة العربية AMMAN,1 October 2013 – “UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 12 children in an air attack on a secondary school in Raqqa, north east Syria, on 29 September. Reports from the scene say a total of 14 people – most of them students — were killed in the attack […]

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Amidst conflict, UNICEF boosts efforts to get Syrian children back to learning

الخبر باللغة العربية Press Release Damascus, 15 September 2013 – As the new school year starts in Syria today, many children face extraordinary challenges to continuing their education. Now in its third year, the conflict has left almost 4,000 schools – or around one in five – damaged, destroyed or sheltering internally displaced families.

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