HITTING ROCK BOTTOM: CHILDREN’S SUFFERING IN SYRIA AT ITS WORST – UNICEF

  DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017 – Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. Verified instances of killing, maiming and recruitment of children increased sharply last year in a drastic escalation of […]

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Unexploded remnants of war threaten children in Aleppo

  10 year-old Amin was playing with his cousin when he found an unexploded bomb. “I was thrilled and wanted to show it to my friends,” he said. “I grabbed the bomb. It exploded immediately.” “Shrapnel entered my chest, it burned like a fire. I was rushed to a hospital in Aleppo where I stayed […]

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No Lost Generation: Read-Out of High Level Panel

January 24 2017, Helsinki Syria Crisis Conference  

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What is No Lost Generation?

 

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No Lost Generation: Empowering Youth Affected by Syria Crisis

No Lost Generation: Empowering Youth Affected by Syria Crisis at the World Humanitarian Summit Side Event

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Baby Louai Turns the Corner on Malnutrition and Suffering

By Leen Tarabichi Two years ago, baby Louai was only four months-old when his family fled their home in Palmyra, after violence erupted in the area. The family then sought refuge in Hassia, in Homs governorate. At around 40 kilometers south of Homs city, the industrial city of Hassia consists of factories, warehouses and unfinished […]

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Syria Crisis Humanitarian Results January 2017

In Syria, about 5.5 million people in Damascus and Rural Damascus and 1.8 million people in Aleppo were deprived from access to safe water due to damage to water supply networks caused by the conflict for long periods. The situation remains a concern particularly for children who are susceptible to water borne diseases and who […]

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The Lionel Messi Foundation and UNICEF join hands for quality education in Syria

  9 year-old Mohammad fled his home in the town of Sbeneh in rural Damascus four years ago when violence escalated and sought refuge with his family in Lebanon. Even though Mohammad was attending school in Lebanon, the different education systems meant that he had to re-do Grade 1 upon his return to Syria last […]

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بيان منسوب إلى خيرت كابالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف، يحثّ فيه كلّ الأطراف لكي تعمل معاً في محادثات جنيف وتضع أطفال سوريا في المقام الأوّل.

“ماذا لو كان هؤلاء الأطفال أولادكم أنتم؟” دمشق/عمّان،- – شباط/فبراير 2017– “ألمنظر الّذي يقطّع القلب لصبيّ صغير يصرخ في طلب أبيه بعد دقائق من فقدانه لكلتا ساقيه نتيجة اعتداءٍ واضحٍ في إدلب الأسبوع الماضي، هو تذكير قاسٍ لنا بأنّ الأطفال لا يزالون يتعرّضون للهجوم نتيجة النّزاع في سوريا. “بينما تستمرّ الجهود في جنيف هذا الأسبوع […]

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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, urging all parties at Geneva talks to put Syria’s children first

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 23 February 2017 – “The heart-wrenching image of a young boy screaming for his father just minutes after losing both his legs in an apparent assault in Idlib last week is another brutal reminder that children continue to come under attack in Syria’s conflict. “This week, as efforts continue in Geneva to bring together […]

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European Union grants 4.4 million Euros to support the most urgent needs of vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan through UNICEF

AMMAN, Jordan, 16 Feb 2017 – The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations directorate (ECHO) has granted 4.4 million Euros for UNICEF to continue providing urgent support to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and children in Jordan.   The conflict in Syria is close to its sixth year, and many vulnerable Syrian […]

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When snow brings sorrow

After six years of war in Syria, winter is the latest threat to children. In rural Quneitra in southern Syria, 400 families displaced by fighting live in makeshift shelters made with blocks, plastic sheets and tin. With extremely limited resources and amid heavy snowfall, these families continuously fight for their lives.   The camp was […]

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Children and families in Syria face dropping temperatures with little protection from the cold

  For children and their families across Syria, winter used to bring joy. But after six years of conflict, childhood memories of getting cosy around the heater, playing in the snow and warm winter clothes, are all but forgotten.  7 February 2017, Damascus, Syria- Six years of war have changed how winter feels for children […]

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From Syrian mothers to Syrian children: UNICEF partnership keeps children warm while creating job opportunities

For the third year, an innovative partnership in Syria is providing much needed warm clothing for the most vulnerable children in the northeastern Hasaka governorate. The winter kits produced by a UNICEF partner and a local association group, Al-Birr, include a winter jacket, woolen sweater, winter trousers, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, woolen socks, and […]

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Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere on reports of children killed and injured in Syria

AMMAN, 10 February 2017 – ”Violence in Syria this week has reportedly killed at least 20 children and injured others in several areas across the war-torn country.   “In Idlib earlier in the week, violence reportedly left 30 people dead, including 16 children. Some of those killed were displaced from fighting in Aleppo.   “In […]

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