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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Strengthened humanitarian partnership between UNICEF and the European Commission for the children of Syria

NEWS NOTE Damascus, Syria 24/06/15 – The European Commission has contributed an additional 3 million Euro (approximately 3.4 million USD) in humanitarian funding to support UNICEF’s response to address the needs of the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Syria. Since 2012, the European Commission has been one of UNICEF’s most valued partners having now committed 26.7 […]

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UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE Click here to download report Amman, 25 June 2015: A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in […]

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UNICEF welcomes latest Kuwait donation for children of Syria

NEW YORK, 12 June 2015 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from the generous US$45 million donation made by the Government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today. This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just three years to US$134.5 million to support the humanitarian response for Syrian children. “After more than four years of […]

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Child labourers becoming invisible in Za’atari

PRESS RELEASE Click to download report  ZA’ATARI CAMP, Jordan 11th June 2015 – The sight of Syrian children working in Za’atari refugee camp is so common that there is a danger of tolerance and acceptance to child labour, warns a new report released today by UNICEF Jordan and Save the Children International. The ‘Assessment of […]

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Three months to act: Gordon Brown marks countdown to new school year by issuing plea for Syrian refugees and calling for emergency education fund from Beirut

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has marked the countdown to the new school year in Beirut by urging the international community to take action so that refugee children can return to school.  He also reissued his call for a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies. Mr Brown is in the Lebanese […]

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Mission to support families who fled Yarmouk Camp

In support of UNRWA, UNICEF this week participated in two cross-line inter-agency missions* to provide humanitarian assistance to families recently displaced from Yarmouk Camp. Most of the families were displaced to these three locations: Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham about 10 KMs south of Damascus. This is the first time UNICEF has been able to […]

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Salma Hayek Visits Lebanon with UNICEF to Raise Funds for Syrian Refugees through Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE Campaign

Following the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Hayek is drawing attention to refugee children and families UNICEF supporter and CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a fundraising appeal to support children and families affected by the Syria crisis, following a recent visit to meet with […]

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Measles vaccination campaign targets over 2.6 million Syrian children. Conflict means over 230,000 others are likely to miss out

DAMASCUS, 24 April 2015- A ten-day immunization campaign is underway in Syria to respond to measles cases across the country. By end of 2014, 594 children had been diagnosed with measles, double the number in 2013. Launched on 19 April, the campaign targets children between six months and five years of age. UNICEF estimates that […]

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Government of Jordan and UNICEF launches cost-efficient water initiatives in Za’atari camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 23 April 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI) and UNICEF today launched the construction of a water distribution network in Za’atari refugee camp. In addition to the mobile waste water treatment units launched last month, the operation of a water distribution network and a third borehole will drastically […]

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New education centre for Syrian children in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, April 22, 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children was officially opened in Kahramanmaraş today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Ministry of National Education, with financial support from the European Commission. With a total capacity of 1,080 students, […]

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European Union’s humanitarian office grants €1.1 million to UNICEF for emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, 22 April 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of € 1.1 million to UNICEF to support the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and their children with emergency cash assistance. As the Syrian crisis enters a fifth year, many Syrian refugees in Jordan are […]

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Despite huge challenges in access UNICEF delivers much needed supplies to North Eastern Syria

DAMASCUS, 14 April 2014- UNICEF completed the delivery of 43 trucks of much needed humanitarian supplies to Qamishli, north east of Syria. The trucks passed through the Nusyabin crossing point in Turkey over the past few days and will reach 2.3 million people in need. “The delivery of this much needed humanitarian assistance comes at […]

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UNICEF Thanks Kuwait for its Generous Support to help Syria’s Children

Kuwait, 30 March 2015- As the Syria crisis enters its fifth year, UNICEF has been on the ground to meet the most urgent needs of children, with invaluable support from donors. The State of Kuwait, one of UNICEF’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed nearly 90 million US$ to provide life-saving assistance to […]

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New education centre for Syrian children in Nizip, Turkey

NİZİP/GAZİANTEP, March 18, 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children officially opened in Gaziantep, Nizip today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with AFAD, and the Ministry of National Education, and with the financial support of the Government of Luxembourg. With a capacity of 1,080 students, the centre has 12 classrooms: […]

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