Interview with Ershad Karim, UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Qamishli Syria

  8 June 2017 – The number of displaced children in northern Syria is staggering, says Ershad Karim, Chief of the UNICEF Field office in Qamishli, who is responsible for the UN relief efforts in Raqqa, where severe fighting is taking place. “A few weeks ago, I was in one of the camps hosting internally […]

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Families fight for survival in war-ravaged Syrian town

  By Nafisa Binte Shafique, Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Homs On 15 June 2017, I was part of a joint humanitarian convoy led by the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. We delivered food, health and hygiene supplies to around 100,000 people in Talbiseh, Homs […]

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The quest for safety: Displaced children from Syria’s Ar-Raqqa city adjust to a new life in camp

  Field diary by a UNICEF facilitator in Ar-Raqqa, north-eastern Syria[1] Ar-Raqqa, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 June, 2017- Children pay the highest price for war. They suffer from the fear of death and injury. Those who survive are grieving for lost loved ones, leaving them with lifelong psychological scars. Working as a health and nutrition […]

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اليونيسف تُعيّن اللاجئة السوريّة مزون المليحان كسفيرة للنوايا الحسنة في سابقة تاريخيّة

  أصبحت مزون نصيرة لتعليم الفتيات بعد فرارها من سوريا في العام 2013 لتحميل الصور، والفيديوهات والتسجيلات: http://uni.cf/2rlg9Tn نيويورك، 19 حزيران/يونيو 2017 – اليوم، وعشية يوم اللاجئين العالمي، أعلنت اليونيسف قيامها بتعيين اللاجئة السوريّة البالغة من العمر 19 ربيعاً والناشطة في مجال التعليم، مزون المليحان، كالسفيرة الجديدة -والأصغر سنّا- للنوايا الحسنة. هذا التعيين، يجعل من […]

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In historic first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon became an advocate for girls’ education after fleeing Syria in 2013   NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the […]

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تهدّد الفجوات الهائلة في التمويل إمكانيّة تقديم المساعدة لـ9 ملايين طفل في سوريا والبلدان المجاورة

لم تتلقّ اليونيسف سوى ربع التمويل اللازم للأطفال  عمّان، 16 حزيران/يونيو 2017– توشك البرامج التي تدعمها اليونيسف ويستفيد منها أكثر من 9 ملايين طفل داخل سوريا والدول المجاورة على التوقّف بسبب النقص الحاد في الأموال. صرّح خيرت كابالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، قائلا: “هذه أكبر فجوة تمويليّة عرفتها اليونيسف منذ بدأنا […]

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Severe funding gaps threaten assistance to 9 million children in Syria and neighbouring countries

UNICEF has received only a quarter of funding required for children AMMAN, 16 June 2017- UNICEF-supported programmes for over 9 million children inside Syria and neighbouring countries are on the verge of being cut off due to a critical US$220 million funding gap. “This is the most severe funding gap UNICEF has had since we […]

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العنف والتشرد يطاردان الأطفال في الرقة

  فرت هبة ذات الاثني عشر ربيعاً وأسرتها من أرياف الرقة ووصلوا من توّهم إلى المخيم المؤقّت في عين عيسى، الذي يبعد 50 كم شمال الرقة في الجمهورية العربية السورية. تقول هبة: “لم أكن مذعورة وأنا في الطريق. ظللت أقول في نفسي إنني سأصل إلى بر الأمان متى وصلنا إلى هناك”. أضاعت هبة أربع سنوات […]

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More than 40,000 children in the line of fire in Ar-Raqqa as fighting intensifies

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa Region DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 9 June, 2017- “Heavy violence in the city of Ar-Raqqa is threatening the lives of children. UNICEF has received alarming reports that at least 25 children were killed and scores injured in Ar-Raqqa city. “An estimated 40,000 children […]

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أكثر من 40,000 طفل عالقون في خط النار في الرقّة، بينما يشتد القتال هناك

بيان منسوب إلى خِيرْت كابَالاري، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا دمشق/عمّان، 9 حزيران/يونيو، 2017–  “يهدّد العنف المضطرم في مدينة الرقة السورية حياة الأطفال. تلقت اليونيسف تقارير تفيد بأنّ ما لا يقلّ عن 25 طفلاً قد قتلوا في مدينة الرقّة فيما تعرّض العشرات للإصابات. ” لا زال حوالي 40,000 طفل عالقين في […]

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Families fleeing violence in north eastern Syria face dire living conditions in a makeshift camp at Ain Issa

Since November 2016, unrelenting violence in the north eastern governorate of Raqqa has displaced 107,000 people. Intensified attacks and shelling have destroyed infrastructure and shattered civilian lives. Families are seeking safety in poorly-equipped temporary shelters and camps in the area. They are living in dire conditions with little access to basic services. UNICEF is responding […]

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Violence and displacement stalk children in Raqqa

  As violence escalates in the northeastern governorate of Raqqa, families have been fleeing their homes to poorly equipped temporary shelters and camps in the area. While UNICEF is responding to the immediate needs of uprooted families, access to the area has been highly restricted for the past four years. By Massoud Hassan and Yasmine […]

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Syria Crisis April 2017 Humanitarian Results

• UNICEF reached 408,800 people in 243 hard-to-reach locations in Syria with life-saving interventions and critical WASH, education, health and nutrition and child protection services and delivered supplies for 12,200 beneficiaries in 12 besieged areas. Items from Interagency Emergency Health Kits, diarrheal disease sets, paediatric kits and midwifery kits were removed from inter-agency convoys to […]

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Children pays heavy price as humanitarian situation deteriorates in East Ghouta

The already dire humanitarian situation inside the besieged east Ghouta is worsening.  According to reports basic commodities such as fuel are mostly unavailable, the few supplies are too expensive and families cannot afford to buy, making conditions difficult for survival. An estimated 180,000 children have been living under siege in East Gouta since 2013.   […]

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Reflections by UNICEF Ambassadors and Supporters

Hear from some of the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates who have met with children affected by the conflict in Syria and why they think that the children themselves are the best champions for peace. Muzoon Almellehan Goodwill Ambassador and Syrian Refugee Resettled in the United Kingdom  “I am an education activist. I fled the […]

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