From cholera in Yemen to attacks on hospitals in Syria, conflict threatens lives of over 24 million children in the Middle East and North Africa

Violence disrupting children’s access to health services, safe water and sanitation            AMMAN, 24 May 2017 – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health […]

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من الكوليرا في اليمن الى قصف المستشفيات في سوريا، يهدّد النزاع حياة أكثر من 24 مليون طفل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

يعيق العنف حصول الأطفال على الرعاية الصحيّة  ومياه الشرب النظيفة ومرافق الصرف الصحّي   عمّان، 24 أيار/مايو 2017 – أدّى العنف والنزاع في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا إلى تعريض صحة 24 مليون طفل للخطر في اليمن وسوريا وقطاع غزة والعراق وليبيا والسودان. ويمنع الضرر الذي تعرضت له البنية التحتية الصحية أمن وصول الأطفال الى الرعاية […]

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Iris Abraham of the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis helps youth amplify their voices during Jordan visit

By Layal Twal Sitting around a table with young people from Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, Iris Abraham of the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syria Crisis, was one of the participants who came to a UNICEF supported workshop to share pointers on amplifying the voices of youth as champions for positive change. […]

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Diaries from Syria: a single mother’s journey of hope and fear

  A blog by Dima Khayyata Being a mother is miraculous. But for me, being forced live far away from my children just to put bread on the table, has turned this blessing into a curse. Being a Syrian mother in this time of war is my life challenge – a reason to fight, survive […]

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يعيش واحد من كل أربعة أطفال على الأقل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في حالة الفقر

الرباط، 15 أيّار/مايو 2017- وفقاً لدراسة أجرتها اليونيسف مؤخّراً وشملت 11 بلداً في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، فإنّ الفقر لا يزال يؤثر على 29 مليون طفل على الأقل- أي ما يعادل واحد من كلّ أربعة أطفال في المنطقة. هؤلاء الأطفال يعانون الحرمان من الحدّ الأدنى من المتطلّبات في اثنتين أو أكثر من الضروريّات الحياتيّة […]

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At least one in four children live in poverty in the Middle East and North Africa

RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa[1], poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life […]

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UNICEF supports Syrian youth to break into entrepreneurship with a social impact

By Yasmine Saker Six years of conflict and displacement have prevented young people from engaging meaningfully in their communities. To build the capacity of #youth affected by the conflict in #Syria and help them reach their full potential, @UNICEF joined hands with Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement on a livelihoods, seed funding and […]

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No Lost Generation – Early Marriage Research

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NO LOST GENERATION January – December 2016 update

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A Syrian physician brings personal experience to polio immunization campaign

By Leen Tarabichi    HAMA, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 May 2017 – Dr. Majed contracted polio at the age of 7 months. He grew up determined to protect as many children as possible from this life-threatening disease. Polio is highly contagious, and young children are the most vulnerable to infection. The disease attacks the nervous […]

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Syria Crisis Humanitarian Results March 2017

UNICEF Syria Crisis Situation Report March 2017

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إسماعيل بيه، نصير الطّفولة والشّباب في اليونيسف، يساهم في إعلاء صوت الشّبيبة المتضرّرين نتيجة النّزاع في سوريا

  “يتمتّع الشّباب الّذين ينجون من الحرب بقدرة مذهلة على الثّبات وعلى أن يصبحوا أبطالاً للسّلام”   عمّان، 27 نيسان/أبريل 2017 – إسماعيل بيه، المؤلّف، والّذي سبق وأن جُنّد كطفلٍ، ونصير الأطفال المتضرّرين من الحرب لدى اليونيسف، أنهى اليوم زيارة إلى الأردن استمرّت ثلاثة أيّام، هَدَفَ منها إعلاء صوت الشّبيبة الضّعفاء ممّن تضرّروا بسبب النّزاع […]

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UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah helps give a voice to young people affected by the conflict in Syria

“Young people who survive war have an amazing ability to persevere and become champions of peace” AMMAN, 27 April 2017– Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children affected by war, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict […]

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For adolescents, safe spaces to build skills and keep aspirations alive

By Monica Awad and Masoud Hasen   Qamishli, Syrian Arab Republic, 6 April 2017 – Five years since the conflict forced her family to flee their home, Rawan is building much-needed skills – and finding a glimmer of hope for the future. The 15-year-old is participating in a UNICEF-supported multi-service centre that serves as a […]

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UNICEF and Japan partner to provide education for Syria’s children

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