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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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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