Vaccination campaign at risk as fighting intensifies in Syria

Joint statement by Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director, and Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director AMMAN/CAIRO-2 June 2016, “As fighting and violence escalate across Syria, we risk losing the opportunity to vaccinate and save the lives of more than one million children. “For example, due to the sharp increase in attacks on health personnel […]

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FIVE INTERNATIONAL DONORS TO FUND 57.7 MILLION JD GOJ COMMITMENT TO EXPAND EDUCATION TO REACH ALL CHILDREN IN JORDAN FOR 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR

Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan […]

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Syria Crisis April 2016 Humanitarian Results

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Syrian Youth Volunteers Innovate to Educate Children

By Yasmine Saker   22 year old volunteer, Bilal, carries a laughing child during an open day of games, plays and puppet shows for out of school children in rural Lattakia, Syria. “I believe in volunteering for this cause because seeing a child smile is worth the world. I feel like I’m working for my […]

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New learning opportunity for Syrian out-of-school children

By Basma Ourfali   For Rashid and Mohammed-Noor, 16 year-old shepherds in Ta’at, a small village near Aleppo, school is already an old memory. “Since the conflict started in Aleppo, the middle school in our village closed down,” explained Mohammed-Noor, forced to leave school at 12 years old. Many schools in remote rural areas around […]

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4.8 million Euros grant from the European Union’s humanitarian office to support the most urgent needs of vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan through UNICEF

  AMMAN, Jordan, 10 May 2016 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of 4.8 million Euros to UNICEF to support the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and children in Jordan. As the conflict in Syrian enters a sixth year, tens and thousands of Syrian refugees in […]

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العيادات المتنقلة تنقذ الأرواح في سوريا

  تقوم العيادات المتنقلة بإيصال الخدمات الطبية والتغذوية التي يحتاجها بشكلٍ عاجل أكثر من 12,000 طفل وامرأة في ريف الحسكة شمالي شرق سوريا أيار 2016 مسعود حسن بينما تدخل الحرب في سوريا عامها السادس، تزداد الاحتياجات الصحية لآلاف الأطفال وعائلاتهم في في محافظة الحسكة، أقصى الشمال الشرقي لسوريا، حيث يعيش أكثر من 300,000 نازح ويحتاج […]

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Mobile Clinics Save Lives in Syria

  Mobile health clinics delivers urgently needed medical and nutrition support for over 12,000 children and women in rural al-Hassakeh north-eastern Syria April 2016 By Masoud Hasen In far north-eastern Syria, health needs of thousands of children and their families increase while the war enters its sixth year. In Al-Hassakeh governorate, over 300,000 people are […]

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Syria Crisis March 2016 Humanitarian Results

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صادر عن مارغريت تشان المديرة العامة لمنظمة الصحة العالمية وانثوني ليك مدير اليونيسف التنفيذي حول الهجمات على المرافق والطواقم الطبية في سوريا

جنيف/ نيو يورك، 29/4/2016 – ” نضم صوتنا الى الكثير من الأصوات التي عبرت عن الغضب بعد الهجوم على مستشفى “القدس” في حلب. وكان من بين القتلى طبيبان، أحدهما كان من آخر اطباء الأطفال المتبقيين في المدينة، إضافة إلى ثلاثة من أفراد طواقم الإسعاف وعدد من المرضى من بينهم اطفال. ” كما نعبر عن الغضب […]

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STATEMENT BY MARGARET CHAN, WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, AND ANTHONY LAKE, UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON ATTACKS ON MEDICAL FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL IN SYRIA

GENEVA/NEW YORK- 29 APRIL, 2016, We join the many voices expressing outrage at the attack on Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.  Among those killed were two doctors, including one of the only remaining pediatricians in the city, three paramedics, and numerous patients, among them children. We are outraged at the alarming frequency of attacks on […]

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UNICEF and the Government of Canada: Partners in averting a lost generation in Syria

 

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Za’atari youth gain entrepreneurial skills for technology, creative industries and social initiatives

  ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, 17 April 2016 – Enthusiastic young Syrian women and men gathered today at a youth centre in Za’atari refugee camp to present innovative ideas and build their knowledge and skills in starting technology, creative and social initiatives. “I am proposing a project on recycling. Hopefully it’ll get selected. We can […]

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EU scales up support to UNICEF’s life-saving response inside Syria

  DAMASCUS/BRUSSELS — 10 April 2016 – UNICEF welcomes the European Commission’s latest commitment to further scale up its support for its life-saving humanitarian response for children inside Syria. The Commission has added € 4 million in humanitarian funding to its existing 2015 commitment of €11.5 million to UNICEF. As the crisis in Syria enters […]

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“For a Healthier Lifestyle” – interactive edutainment shows bring joy to behavioural change messaging inside Syria

Yesterday at a Damascus primary school, children of Syria sang, danced and played during an interactive edutainment show, jointly organised by UNICEF and UNRWA. As part of the show, children watched a play on oral hygiene starring grandmother “Farah”. Just as her name means “joy”, grandmother “Farah” brings joy to education on healthy behavioural change. Grandmother […]

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