Overcoming loss: life in Deir-ez-Zor for Syrian youth

  By Masoud Hasen and Yasmine Saker Two years ago, as Ahmad and his family, headed to the local market in the north-eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor, he did not know that his life was about to change forever. A shell hit the local market and Ahmed, 14 at the time, lost consciousness. He woke up […]

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“Never give up, no matter what”: Shuaib’s story

  By Lina Alqassab Syria, Tartous, 25 February 2018 –  Shuaib had just finished his national Grade 9 French exam, and was heading back to his home in Al-Qadmus in rural Tartous, coastal Syria. Waiting at the crowded bus station with other students in Tartous city, Shuaib heard a loud explosion and felt piercing pain […]

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No end in sight to seven years of war in Syria: children with disabilities at risk of exclusion

In 2017, extreme and indiscriminate violence killed highest ever number of children – 50 per cent more than 2016 Digital materials including infographics, child profiles and b-roll available here BEIRUT/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 12 March 2018 – With no end in sight to the war in Syria, children with disabilities risk being excluded and forgotten. The conflict in […]

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سبع سنوات للحرب في سوريا ولا نهاية تلوح في الأفق: الأطفال ذوو الإعاقات عرضة للإقصاء

تسبب العنف الشديد والعشوائي الذي شهده عام 2017 بمقتل العدد الأعلى على الإطلاق من الأطفال – وبنسبة تزيد 50 في المئة عن حصيلة عام 2016 المواد الرقمية بما في ذلك المعلومات البيانية ولمحة عن حياة الأطفال والتسجيلات المصوّرة، متوفرة  هنا بيروت/ عمان/ دمشق، 12 آذار/مارس 2018 – يواجه الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات خطر الإقصاء والنسيان بغياب […]

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This year for International Women’s Day, we are celebrating an inspiring young woman

  Mouna, 20, who was born with a visual impairment. Seven years of war and displacement have added to Mouna’s challenges, but she is determined to continue her education and study political science. Mouna wants the world to hear her – she takes part in a weekly radio show where she discusses issues that are […]

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الحرب على الأطفال في سوريا

تقارير عن سقوط أعداد كبيرة من القتلى بين أطفال الغوطة الشرقية ودمشق من خيرت كابالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسيف لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا عمان، 20 شباط/ فبراير 2018. “ليس هنالك كلمات بإمكانها أن تنصف الأطفال القتلى وأمهاتَهم وآباءَهم وأحباءَهم”[1]. “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “       .” — انتهى — للمزيد […]

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The War ON Children in Syria

Reports of mass casualties among children in Eastern Ghouta and Damascus From Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN, 20 February 2018- “No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones”[1]. “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ […]

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What is No Lost Generation?

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With help for UNICEF, little Issa beats severe malnutrition

By Lina Alqassab Syria, Tartous, 11 February 2018 – When Ghazala first met me at the door of her room in a farm in rural Tartous, her one-year old son, Issa, was crawling in every direction, filling the room with his laughter and energy. It was hard to believe that only 6 months ago, Issa […]

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تشارك اليونيسف بنشر ألبوم رسومات من دوما

في شهر كانون الثاني/يناير، أسفر الاقتتال المكثف في سوريا وفق التقارير عن مقتل 59 طفلاً في الأسابيع الأربعة الماضية وحدها، وذلك مع دخول النزاع عامه الثامن. لدى كل هؤلاء الأطفال أحلام ومواهب لن يدركوها حق الإدراك، مثل الفنانة الطموحة “بيبو”، ابنة الـ14 ربيعاً والتي قُتلت في شهر كانون الثاني/يناير في الغوطة الشرقية. العائلة الثكلى الحزينة […]

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UNICEF shares drawings from Duma

In January, intensifying fighting in Syria has reportedly killed 59 children in the past four weeks alone, as the conflict enters its eighth year. All of these children have dreams and talents they will never fully realize, like aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14-year-old girl killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her […]

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في شهر كانون الثاني / يناير، قتل عشرات الأطفال لكن أصواتهم تأبى أن تصمت

تصريح صادر عن خيرت كابالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا عمان، 5 شباط/ فبراير 2018 – “عادت النزاعات والعنف في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا لتؤدي في هذا الشهر الميقت من كانون الثاني/ يناير إلى حصيلة مدمرة من الخسائر في الأطفال. قُتل الأطفال خلال النزاعات المتواصلة أو الهجمات الانتحارية أو نتيجة التجمد حتى […]

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 In bloody month of January, dozens of children killed but their voices will never be silenced

 Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN, 5 February 2018 – “In this dark month of January, conflicts and violence in the Middle East and North Africa have once again taken a devastating toll on children. They were killed in ongoing conflicts, suicide attacks, or frozen to […]

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Syria Crisis 2017 Humanitarian Results

Highlights • The conflict in Syria continues to drive the largest refugee crisis in the world, with 5.4 million Syrian refugees registered in the region. Nearly half (48%) are children. About 92% of Syrian refugees live in host communities in very precarious living conditions. Depleted resources, the high cost of living and restricted livelihood opportunities […]

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Funding Priorities for Idleb Crisis Response, Syria, Feb-June 2018

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