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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Financial support from the German KfW Development Bank enables UNICEF and partners to provide protective learning environments for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

ZAHLE,Lebanon: The class of about 15 boys fiddle nervously with their Arabic textbooks as they answer questions about their daily life in Lebanon as a refugee. When they hear the question: “Who travels the furthest to get here?” everyone raises their hand, eager to tell their story. The questions were being asked by a delegation […]

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Anthony Lake: What future for the children of Syria?

By Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director This month, the conflict in Syria enters its fifth brutal year. It is an appalling milestone — marking four years of escalating violence and suffering with no resolution in sight. Tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives. Millions have fled. Homes, hospitals, schools, all have come under […]

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Turkish actress, Tuba Büyüküstün, visits Syrian children in Za’atari refugee camp

ZA’ATARI, Jordan – On a one day visit with UNICEF to Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan, Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün, famed for her role as Lamees, met with Syrian girls who have fled the nearly 4-year old war in their country. At one of three UNICEF run schools in the camp, Büyüküstün joined an art class […]

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Ministry of Water & Irrigation and UNICEF launches cost efficient waste water treatment units in Za’atari refugee camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 3 March 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and UNICEF launched today a cost efficient mobile waste water treatment unit at the Za’atari refugee camp. “This project is a model of international cooperation. We were able to move quickly with the support from UNICEF and donors such as Germany, […]

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UNICEF Responds to the needs of newly displaced civilians in Syria

Amman/Damascus, 2 March 2015- UNICEF and other UN agencies rushed in emergency assistance including food, water and hygiene kits to meet the immediate needs of thousands of people – including many women and children — who have arrived in the cities of Al-Hassakeh and Qamishli in north eastern Syria The displaced civilians fled the threat of […]

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European Union provides additional €500,000 to keep children warm in Syria

Damascus, 25 February 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has donated an additional €500.000 (approximately $567,000 USD) in support of UNICEF’s winter programme to provide children in Syria with warm clothes and blankets. This additional contribution brings the total ECHO support to UNICEF inside Syria to €17.5 million (ca. […]

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German Parliamentary Group seeks information about sustainable solutions in Za’atari Camp

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, 23 February 2015 – Six members of the German Parliamentary Group “Arabic Speaking Countries in the Middle East” visited Za’atari Camp on Thursday, 19 February. The delegation met refugees and humanitarian actors, and observed UNICEF’s water supply and sanitation activities. In December 2014, the Government of Germany, through KFW […]

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Lebanon Street-based Children Report, 2015

الخبر باللغة العربية Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon Download report in English PDF Download report in Arabic PDF BEIRUT, 16th February 2015 – A study launched today sheds light on the plight of working street-based children in Lebanon. The report, “Children […]

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Top EU Humanitarian official visits public school in Lebanon funded by EU and supported by UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية BEIRUT, 30 January 2015 – A top European humanitarian official visited a public school in Lebanon, supported by European Union funding through UNICEF. The European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Mr. Christos Stylianides, accompanied by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst […]

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UNICEF & ZAKIRA launch exhibition of displaced children’s photographs in Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية Beirut, 22 January 2015– UNICEF and Zakira, The Image Festival Association are jointly launching the “Lahza 2” exhibition of displaced children’s photography at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut today. “These photographs give us the extraordinary opportunity to see the lives of displaced children from the child’s viewpoint,” said UNICEF’s Representative Annamaria Laurini. […]

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Germany contributes €34.2M to support children affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية Germany contributes €34.2M to support children affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon Beirut, 19 January 2015 – The government of Germany, through KfW Development Bank, is contributing €34.2 million to UNICEF’s ongoing efforts to support vulnerable children affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon. The grant will assist UNICEF in providing […]

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UNICEF Steps Up Assistance for Children Affected by the Bitter Winter Sweeping through the Middle East

Amidst the harshest conditions of the winter so far, UNICEF has delivered warm clothing, blankets, heating supplies, cash and vouchers to more than 900,000 children in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. As the Syria conflict nears the four-year mark, UNICEF estimates that at least 7 million internally displaced and refugee children are in desperate need […]

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UNICEF Lebanon: 11.5 million dollars winter supplies to help children most affected by the storm

BEIRUT, 9 January 2015 – Displaced children from Syria living in flimsy makeshift tents at high altitudes have been struggling to cope – and even survive – as the winter storm Zina brought unrelenting freezing winds, heavy rains, and snow to Lebanon. UNICEF and its NGO partners have been distributing pre-positioned winter clothes for children, […]

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UNICEF and WFP partner to help vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps protect their children against the winter cold

AMMAN, 7 January 2015 – As Jordan braces for a winter storm in the next few days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a winter cash assistance programme to provide 41,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee children under the age of 14 in Za’atari and Azraq […]

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