UNICEF welcomes new Kuwait donation for children of Syria

NEW YORK, 7 April 2014 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from a generous US$ 34.5 million donation by the government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today. This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just two years to close to US$ 90 million. “This contribution will help to scale up lifesaving interventions for the millions of children […]

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First mass vaccination campaigns start since polio found in Iraq

Middle East polio outbreak response continues الخبر باللغة العربية Amman, 6 April 2014– Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the […]

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The UAE Supports UNICEF’s Nutrition and Health Programmes for Syrian Children

PRESS RELEASE الخبر باللغة العربية Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 April 2014 – The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development in the UAE announced 7 million US$ in funding to support UNICEF’s nutrition response for children in Syria. “This recent contribution cannot be more timely,” said UNICEF Gulf Area Representative Dr. Ibrahim El Ziq. “Malnutrition and […]

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Statement attributed to UNICEF Syria

DAMASCUS, 4 APRIL 2014–  The reported killing of 11 children in two separate attacks this week in in Rural Damascus and in Al Qalamoun Mountains in Syria is a horrific and tragic reminder of the human cost of the conflict inflicted by all sides in the fighting. Too many children have suffered from the violence […]

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NRC, UNICEF open youth training programme in Emirati-Jordanian Camp for Syrian refugees

(الخبر بالغة العربية) AZRAQ, 30 March 2014 — The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF inaugurated a youth training centre that will provide a range of informal technical and vocational training courses for Syrian refugee youth in the Emirati–Jordanian Camp in Mraijib Al Fhoud on Sunday. The centre was inaugurated in the presence of the United […]

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Badly-needed assistance for children in first UN convoy to reach Syria from Turkey

Qamishli, Syria, March 25, 2014– For the first time since the Syria conflict began three years ago, a joint United Nations humanitarian land convoy has successfully delivered lifesaving supplies for children and their families in the north of the country. The convoy, including 16 UNICEF trucks, travelled through the Nusaybin border post, carrying food supplies, […]

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Three years of Syria conflict have devastated lives of millions of children

الخبر بالعربية Risk of a lost generation say leading aid agencies. BEIRUT, 15 March 2014 – As the crisis in Syria reaches the end of another year of brutal violence today, five of the world’s leading aid organizations say that the three-year old conflict has devastated the lives of millions of children and young people […]

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Joint Press Briefing: Third Year Anniversary of Syria crisis

Media Advisory |  (الخبر باللغة العربية) Joint Press Briefing: Third Year Anniversary of Syria crisis What:   As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake is inviting the media with himself, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, Mercy Corps VP of Global Engagement/ Advocacy Andrea Koppel, Save the […]

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Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict

Among hardest hit are 1 million children under siege and in hard to reach areas PRESS RELEASE الخبر بالعربية AMMAN, JORDAN, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF published […]

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Japan confirms increased support for children of Syria

AMMAN, March 2014 – UNICEF has announced a US $19.2 million contribution from the government of Japan to support the agency’s on-going humanitarian assistance inside Syria and surrounding countries. The new funds bring Japan’s total contribution to UNICEF’s Syria crisis response to US $35 million.  “With every passing day, more Syrian children fall victim to this […]

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Launch of Third National Polio Vaccination Campaign in Jordan

PRESS RELEASE الخبر بالعربية Amman, 2 March 2014 – The Ministry of Health in Jordan, with support of UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), launched the third round of the National Polio Vaccination Campaign at the Mafraq Comprehensive Health Centre Sunday, in the presence of the […]

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Polio outbreak response under way to protect children in five highest-risk countries

PRESS RELEASE الخبر بالعربية Amman/ Cairo, 2 March 2014– Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of polio vaccine this month. Mass vaccination campaigns were launched in the four countries today, to be followed by a similar campaign […]

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UNICEF commends Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi National Relief Committees for their work with children

PRESS RELEASE RIYADH, 26 February, 2014 – UNICEF has commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi National Relief Committees for their ongoing collaboration, generosity and shared commitment to children at an event in Riyadh, attended by HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and other high level dignitaries and key […]

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Public urged to voice their outrage and demand action to prevent a lost generation in Syria

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Children cannot afford another year of bloodshed, suffering and missed education, warn aid agencies NEW YORK, 24 February 2014 – UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating […]

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UNICEF calls for US$2.2 billion to help 59 million children in emergencies

الخبر بالعربية Largest emergency appeal on record, almost 40 per cent for Syria and region GENEVA, 21 February 2014 – UNICEF appealed today for almost US$2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2014 to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries. “I […]

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