Statement attributable to Hanna Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria on child casualties

Damascus, 16 September 2015 – UNICEF condemns, in the strongest terms, the yesterday’s mortar attacks on civilian areas of Aleppo which reportedly killed at least 19 children including six in a UNICEF-supported child friendly space. “Child friendly spaces enable children to play and reconnect with their childhood, and forget, even if for a short time, […]

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Millions of children across conflict-hit Syria deprived of education

News Note GENEVA/DAMASCUS, 15 September 2015­  As children around the world return to school, there are more than two million in Syria who will not be able to join them. According to UNICEF, another 400,000 are at risk of dropping out as a result of conflict, violence and displacement. As the conflict in Syria enters […]

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Restoring Hope Amid Water and Hygiene Crisis in Southern Syria

Jdaydet Al-Fadel, Quneitra, 14 September 2015   “The smell was suffocating and flies were invading our house,” remembered 14-year old Tarek as he described the effects of sewage leakages near his house. “We shut doors and windows but that didn’t stop the smell.” Tarek’s misfortune now ended. It’s a different scene in his town, Jdaydet […]

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Farah: Good Farewell to Malnutrition and Suffering

By Yasmine Saker   Lattakia, 13 September, 2015- Little Farah was suffering severe acute malnutrition when she first arrived at the UNICEF-supported medical centre in Al- Haffe, rural Lattakia. Three months into her treatment, the 18 months old is successfully cured. “It’s very hard to watch your child suffer,” said Yasmeen, Farah’s mother. “Following a […]

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أزمة الأطفال اللاجئين في أوروبا ستتفاقم في حال عدم تلبية الاحتياجات الإنسانية في سوريا والمنطقة- اليونيسف تحذر

نيويورك، 10/9/2015 – قالت اليونيسف اليوم أن أزمة اللاجئين والمهاجرين في أوروبا ليس لها إلا أن تتفاقم في حال عدم بذل جهود أكبر لانهاء النزاع الدائر منذ زمن في سوريا والاستجابة للاحتياجات الإنسانية لملايين المتأثرين بالعنف. وقال بيتر سلامة، المدير الإقليمي لليونيسف في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا: “جميع السوريين الذين التقيتهم قالوا لي أنهم […]

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الطلاب السوريون يستعدون للعودة للمدرسة

  طرطوس، 8 أيلول 2015 – سبتمبر أريد أن أتعلم وأصبح ناجحة كي لا ينظر لي أي أحد باستهزاء” هذا ما قالته خديجة ذات الثلاث عشرة سنة وهي تحدق بالسبورة البيضاء حيث يشرح معلم اللغة الإنكليزية عليها فعل “يفعل انتقلت خديجة مع عائلتها من حلب منذ ستة أشهر واستقرت في قرية بصيرة في محافظة طرطوس […]

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Child refugee crisis in Europe will only grow if humanitarian needs in Syria and the region are not met, warns UNICEF

  New York, 10 September 2015 – The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe will only worsen if greater efforts are not made to end the protracted conflict in Syria and address the humanitarian needs of the millions affected by the violence, says UNICEF today. “Every Syrian I spoke to has told me that they […]

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Child Protection: Syria Crisis Regional Interagency Workshop Report 2015

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EU Trust Fund kicks off its actions to address educational and food security needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey

Brussels, 9 September 2015 Syrian refugee crisis: Today, the recently established EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched its first actions in support of Syrian refugees. With €17.5 million, 240,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, most of them children, will receive schooling opportunities and food security through monthly vouchers. For these actions […]

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Summer Clubs in Aleppo Help Children Catch Up on Education

  By Razan Rashidi with input from UNICEF Aleppo hub Aleppo, 9 September 2015- Mohammed, 11, dropped out of school two years ago as the conflict erupted in his neighborhood; Al-Salheen in the eastern part of Aleppo. The area is now a frontline of one of the most brutal war zones in Syria. “Apparently, Mohammed has […]

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Syrian Students; getting ready to go back to school

    By Yasmine Saker Tartous, 8 September, 2015- “I want to learn and become successful so that no one looks down at me,” said 13 year old Khadija, staring at the white board where her teacher was explaining the English verb “to do”. Khadija moved with her family from Aleppo six months ago and […]

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في سورية، التقدم للامتحانات المدرسية عبر خطوط الصراع

بقلم: تومويا سونودا و تمارا أبو شام تقدم ما يقارب نصف مليون طالب في سورية في الشهرين الأخيرين للامتحانات الوطنية لنهاية العام الدراسي للصفين التاسع والثاني عشر. هذه الامتحانات التي أشرفت عليها وزارة التربية والتعليم جرت في أكثر من 2300 مدرسة ومنشأة على امتداد البلاد التي مزقتها الحرب في الواقع السوري اليوم: على 20% من […]

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Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa

 PRESS RELEASE الخبر باللغة العربية Click to download the PDF report AMMAN, 3 September 2015– Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today. The report, “Education Under Fire,” focuses on the impact of […]

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 13 مليون طفل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا خارج المدرسة نتيجة النزاعات

بيان صحفي اضغط هنا لتحميل التقرير بالعربية عمان، 3 ايلول/ سبتمبر 2015- يحول ازدياد النزاعات والإضطرابات السياسية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا دون التحاق أكثر من 13 مليون طفل بالمدرسة، وفقاً لتقرير اليونيسف الذي يصدر اليوم. ويسلط التقرير “التعليم في خط النار” الضوء على مدى تأثير العنف على أطفال المدارس وأجهزة التعليم في تسع […]

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Back to school: In Za’atari camp, all children can access education in 2015-2016 school year

Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan– As the new school year opens on 1st September, all children in Za’atari camp in Northern Jordan are assured of accessing education. The biggest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, Za’atari, hosts about 81,000 residents, 50 per cent of whom are children. This year there are 3,175 six year old school starters, […]

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