Displaced children in the city of Homs strive to return to school

Homs, 15 September 2015 – For many children the first day in school can be tough.  For six-year Fatima it was even harder.  Fatima along her family fled Palmyra City three months ago once the so-called Islamic State took it over.   The family currently lives in the city of Homs. The look of worry and fear […]

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Staying Strong: A Courageous Woman in war-ravaged Aleppo

By Malene Kamp Jensen  DAMASCUS, Syria – 6 August, 2015: Esraa Alkhalaf has a soft demeanor and a strong will. She has experienced sniper bullets, ferocious fighting, water and electricity cuts, an abusive man and seen chunks of her city reduced to rubble.  But she stays in Aleppo, for two reasons, commitment to the city’s […]

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Voices from the Front Line – Water cuts for war-weary civilians in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo

by Malene Kamp Jensen DAMASCUS, 23 July 2015 – Maher Ghafari speaks of his city with tremendous pride and unbearable pain.  For hundreds of thousands of war-weary Aleppo residents like himself, who have endured years of death and destruction, there is another weapon in the summer arsenal – water. “I don’t know how to describe […]

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Water Cuts in Aleppo Threaten Children amid Intense Heat Wave

DAMASCUS, 22 July 2015 – The restoration of water supplies to the war-torn city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting and frequent power cuts. The disruption to piped water supplies – which in some cases was deliberately implemented by […]

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Syria: hundreds of thousands of children missing out on education

By Malene Kamp Jensen I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’ It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their […]

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اطفال سوريا في العيد. امنية متواضعة وابتسامة تبعث الأمل

بعد مرور اكثر من اربعة اعوام على الازمة السورية، تبقى امنيات الاطفال وابتساماتهم بحلول العيد دليلاً صارخاً ان الامل ما زال يحيا بين ازقة الشوارع وثنايا الارصفة في سوريا.

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UNICEF and Partners Transform Lattakia’s Sports City into a Clean Shelter

  By: Yasmine Saker Lattakia/ Tartous, 1 July 2015– As the fighting escalates in northern Syria, more people are fleeing conflict in Idleb, Aleppo and rural Lattakia. UNICEF has responded to the influx of refugees to Lattakia by rehabilitating Sports City, a sports complex sheltering the largest number of displaced families in the Governorate. Since […]

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Malala to support girls’ education in Jordan

Azraq, Jordan, 14 July 2015 – World renowned education advocate and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, yesterday announced new support to UNICEF to help Syrian refugee children in Jordan succeed in school. Following a visit to the Ministry of Education school in Azraq refugee camp, which is supported by UNICEF, Malala […]

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ملايين الأطفال في سوريا معرضون للمرض بسبب شح المياه وحر الصيف

دمشق، 10 تموز 2015 – تحذر اليونيسف من أن تناقص إمدادات مياه الشرب المأمونة في اشهر الصيف الحارة في سوريا سيعرض الأطفال لخطر الأمراض المنقولة عن طريق المياه. تم تسجيل 105,886 حالة إسهال حادة منذ بداية السنة في سوريا. كما حدث ارتفاع كبير في حالات الإصابة بالتهاب الكبد الوبائي أ، حيث سُجل رقم  اقصى جديد […]

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Millions of Children in Syria at high risk of disease amid water scarcity and summer heat

الخبر باللغة العربية DAMASCUS, 10 July 2015 – Dwindling supplies of safe drinking water during Syria’s scorching summer months are exposing children to the threat of water-borne diseases, UNICEF warns. Since the beginning of the year, Syria has reported 105,886 cases of acute diarrhoea. There has also been a sharp increase of Hepatitis A cases […]

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Ahmad, the boy with a bicycle: Syrian refugee boy works to survive in Lebanon

By Miriam Azar In Lebanon, child labour – work that is hazardous for children, exposing them to violence, exploitation and abuse and depriving them of an education – has become a growing challenge partly due to the impact of the Syria crisis on the economy and on families struggling to survive. Increasing numbers of children […]

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الحاجة إلى اتخاذ تدابير عاجلة للتصدي لظاهرة عمالة الأطفال التي تسببها الأزمة السورية: إنقاذ الطفل واليونيسف

بيان صحفي انقر هنا لتحميل التقرير عمان، 2 تموز 2015 – أفاد تقرير جديد صادر عن منظمة إنقاذ الطفل واليونيسف أن النزاع والأزمة الإنسانية في سوريا تدفع بأعداد متزايدة من الأطفال ليقعوا فريسة الاستغلال في سوق العمل، وبالتالي فهناك حاجة للكثير من العمل للحد من هذه الظاهرة. ويشير التقرير إلى أن الأطفال داخل سوريا يساهمون […]

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Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and Unicef

PRESS RELEASE الخبر باللغة العربية Click here to download report AMMAN, 2 July 2015- The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the […]

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report, April 2015: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights · UNICEF Syria participated this month in inter-agency cross-line convoys which provided humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations delivering health, nutrition, WASH and education supplies to an estimated 125,575 beneficiaries. · In Lebanon, UNICEF supported the enrolment of 67,490 Syrian refugee children and 11,600 vulnerable Lebanese children in formal public schools. · In Iraq, UNICEF, […]

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In Syria, taking school exams across the conflict lines

By: Tomoya Sonoda and Tamara Abu Sham In the past two months, nearly half a million students in Syria attended the national end of year exams to pass ninth and twelfth grades. The exams, administered by the Ministry of Education, took place in over 2,300 schools and facilities all over the war-torn country. In the […]

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