Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children OF DEIR EZ ZOR

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 23 January 2017 – “Children living in the besieged city of Deir Ez Zor have come under intense attack in the past week. “The escalation of violence threatens the lives of 93,000 civilians, including over 40,000 children who have been cut off from regular humanitarian aid for over two years. “Indiscriminate shelling has reportedly […]

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اليونيسف تطلق مشروعاً تفاعلياً يلقي نظرة على معاناة الأطفال السوريين من أجل الحصول على التعليم

مع بدء المحادثات حول المساعدات الإنسانية لسوريا اليوم يتم أطلاق صور وفيديو “تَخَيّل مدرسة” #ImagineaSchool     بيروت، 23 كانون الثاني \ يناير 2017 – أطلقت منظمة الأمم المتحدة للطفولة (يونيسف) اليوم مشروعا وثائقيا تفاعليا جديد يسلط الضوء على حياة الأطفال السوريين اللاجئين في لبنان. “تَخَيّل مدرسة” #ImagineaSchool  يقدم قصصاً من الأطفال عن التحديات التي […]

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UNICEF launches interactive glimpse into Syrian children’s struggle for education

  #ImagineaSchool video and photos released as discussions on humanitarian aid for Syria start BEIRUT, 23 January 2017 – A new interactive documentary providing an intimate look into the lives of Syrian school-aged children living as refugees in Lebanon was launched by UNICEF today. #ImagineaSchool provides a first-hand account of the challenges Syrian refugees face […]

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EU REGIONAL TRUST FUND IN RESPONSE TO THE SYRIAN CRISIS – Fact Sheet

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Determination in the face of conflict: Manar’s story

  By Leen Tarabichi 3 January, 2016, Homs, Syria- When Manar and her family left their house in the old city of Homs back in 2011, she left behind so much more than her belongings. As violence escalated in her neighbourhood, Manar, 12 at the time, had to leave her friends, her school and her […]

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تصريح مشترك حول سوريا

تصريح مشترك حول سوريا صادر عن: المديرة التّنفيذيّة لبرنامج الغذاء العالمي، إرثارين كازين المدير التّنفيذي لمنظّمة اليونيسف، أنتوني ليك وكيل الأمين العام للشؤون الإنسانية ومنسّق الإغاثة في حالات الطوارئ، ستيفن أوبراين المديرة العامّة لمنظّمة الصّحّة العالميّة، مارغريت تشان المفوض السامي للاجئين، فيليبو جراندي _________________________________________________________________________ دافوس، سويسرا، الإثنين الموافق 16 كانون ثاني/يناير 2017: بينما تستمرّ الجهود […]

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Joint Statement on Syria

Joint Statement on Syria WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi DAVOS, Switzerland, Monday January 16, 2017– While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again […]

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Children suffer as taps run dry in Syria’s capital

By Yasmine Saker 11 January 2017, Damascus, Syria– An estimated 5.5 million people, including 2 million children, have been cut off from running water for over three weeks in Damascus and its surroundings, the longest cut  Syria’s capital  has seen. Intense fighting damaged the water infrastructure for the two main drinking water sources for Damascus-Ain […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH PAUL MOLINARO – REGIONAL CHIEF OF SUPPLY

We spoke to one of the most prominent faces of UNICEF in the field of supply and logistics: the regional chief of supply at UNICEF Middle East and North Africa, Paul Molinaro. It took five questions to scratch beneath the surface and know more about the UNICEF mandate, one of the most critical areas of […]

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Children displaced from eastern Aleppo: traumatised, injured and alone

By Yasmine Saker and Basma Ourfali Aleppo, 22 December, 2016 Since renewed fighting in the eastern part of Aleppo on 24 November, at least 40,000 people have been displaced within and from the area. Half of them are children.  Displaced families have been transported to the industrial district of Jibreen where they are temporarily housed […]

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Syria Crisis November 2016 Humanitarian Results

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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the evacuation of children from an orphanage in East Aleppo

AMMAN, 19 December 2016 – “This morning, all 47 children trapped in an orphanage in east Aleppo were evacuated to safety, with some in critical condition from injuries and dehydration.   “The evacuation of these orphans, along with thousands of other children from east Aleppo in the past days is a glimmer of hope amid […]

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Back to school for young Aleppo shoemaker

By Yasmine Saker TARTOUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 December 2016 – When a UNICEF team first met 14 year-old Wahid in the summer, he was fetching water for his family in “1070”, a complex of unfinished apartment buildings in the Al- Hamdaniyah neighbourhood of western Aleppo. A month later, the area turned into a conflict […]

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Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children trapped in Aleppo

NEW YORK, 16 December 2016 – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.   “However, hundreds of other vulnerable children, including orphans, remain trapped inside that part of the city. We are extremely concerned about their fate. If […]

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بيان صادر عن مدير اليونيسف التنفيذي أنتوني ليك حول الأطفال المحاصرين في حلب

نيويورك، ١٦ ديسمبر/كانون الأول ٢٠١٦ – “أُجلي أكثر من ٢٧٠٠ طفل من شرق حلب خلال الأربع والعشرين ساعة الماضية، بمن فيهم من مرضى أو جرحى أو أطفال بدون ذويهم. “ومع ذلك، ما زال هناك مئات من الأطفال الآخرين المعرضين للخطر – بما في ذلك الأيتام – محاصرين داخل ذلك الجزء من المدينة، مما يثير قلقنا […]

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