Statement attributable to UNICEF on alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

STATEMENT NEW YORK, 21 August 2013 – “The reports of attacks on civilians, presumably including children, on the outskirts of Damascus are deeply disturbing. “Such horrific acts should be a reminder to all the parties and all who have influence on them that this terrible conflict has gone on far too long and children have […]

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UNICEF Officials available for interviews on the Syria Regional Crisis from Za’atari Camp

MEDIA ADVISORY Amman, Jordan- 20 August 2013 – UNICEF high level officials will be in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp and are available to give interviews to the media on the regional Syria crisis and UNICEF’s humanitarian response supporting children across the region.

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UNICEF and Partners Rush to Provide Assistance as Thousands of Syrians Cross Border Into Northern Iraq

PRESS RELEASE Erbil, 18 August, 2013. As thousands of Syrians flood into Iraq fleeing from the ongoing violence in Syria, UNICEF and partners are rushing to meet their urgent needs.

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the life-threatening situation of women and children in Homs

NEW YORK, 2 August 2013 – “The situation of women and children in the Syrian city of Homs is rapidly deteriorating, with some 400,000 civilians now displaced in the district of Al Waer, living in partially constructed buildings, schools and other public buildings.

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Life-saving supplies reach children and families in conflict-affected Aleppo

AMMAN/DAMASCUS/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 July 2013 – UNICEF and partners have just completed delivery of life-saving supplies to the embattled city of Aleppo in north-western Syria. The mission, which also included the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and United Nations agencies, was part of a 15-truck convoy that travelled from Damascus to Aleppo. UNICEF’s supplies included […]

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UNICEF begins delivery of water treatment supplies for 10 million people in Syria

Press release AMMAN, 4 February 2013 – A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people – close to half the population, UNICEF said today.

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Syria: Some 210,000 children in Homs need urgent humanitarian assistance, UNICEF says following UN mission

Press release GENEVA/AMMAN, 1 February 2013 – A United Nations joint mission to the western Syrian governorate of Homs has found that 420,000 people, half of whom are children, need immediate humanitarian assistance.

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UN Emergency Directors shocked by appalling plight of people in Syria

News note BEIRUT, 22 January 2013 – OCHA Operations Director John Ging and Emergency Directors from six other UN humanitarian agencies spoke today of what they saw during a five-day trip to Syria, where they visited Damascus, the surrounding area, Homs, Talbiseh and Dera’a.

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