Syrian children graduate at Za’atari refugee camp schools

ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 23 June 2014 – The end of the school term brought smiles to more than 10,000 Syrian children in Za’atari refugee camp as they were awarded certificates for successfully completing the year. At a graduation day ceremony in School 3, certificates were handed out by the Director of Education from North West Badia  […]

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No child too far – Jordan immunizes thousands of ‘hard to reach’ and vulnerable children against polio

AMMAN, Jordan, 12 June 2014 – “Ta’alou! Ta a’lou! Abu Mohammed, Abu Abdel, bring your children! The polio vaccination team is here,” Fahed, a vaccination supervisor in Ajloun governorate, north western Jordan, shouts through his megaphone. Jordan’s 4-day sub national polio vaccination campaign concluded yesterday. Beginning from 8th June, hundreds of vaccination teams from the […]

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Lowest rainfall in over 50 years is latest threat to children in Syria and region

NEWS NOTE الخبر باللغة العربية Download PDF report in English Challenges compounded by funds running out for water, sanitation and hygiene programmes says UNICEF. AMMAN/GENEVA, 6 June 2014 – Parts of Syria are suffering their lowest levels of rainfall in more than half a century, placing more than 4 million children in the war-torn country […]

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Japan provides US$4.3 million to assist the most vulnerable children and families affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon

Beirut, 14 May 2014 – The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.3 million to UNICEF’s emergency response in providing safe water, adequate sanitation, health and child protection services to the most vulnerable Syrian children and families in Lebanon and Lebanese host communities. “With up to 13,000 new Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon, half of which […]

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UNICEF Syria statement on killing of children in Hama & Aleppo

STATEMENT الخير باللغة العربية Damascus, 4 May 2014 – UNICEF calls on all parties to the Syrian conflict to stop the continuous spiral of deadly violence, which is taking an unacceptable toll on civilians, particularly children. In the latest attacks, 18 people were reportedly killed including 11 children, in two separate car bombings on Friday, […]

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UNICEF condemns latest attacks on children in Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية Amman, 30 April 2014 – UNICEF is outraged by the latest wave of indiscriminate attacks perpetrated against schools and other civilian targets across Syria which left dozens of children killed and injured. Tuesday 29 April witnessed at least three attacks, beginning in the Damascus suburb of Al-Shaghour, where mortar shells killed and […]

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Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough! That appeal […]

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HRH Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Visits Za’tari Refugee Camp and UNICEF supported programmes

الخبر باللغة العربية Amman, 22 April 2014 – His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has visited UNICEF supported Education, Health and Psychological programmes for Syrian refugees in Za’atari camp in Jordan. His visit on Tuesday included a meeting with Syrian families, children and adolescents impacted by the ongoing conflict. UNICEF estimates that there are […]

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Statement attributed to UNICEF Syria

الخبر بالعربية Damascus, Syria, 16 April 2014 – The latest reported mortar attack on a school inside the old city of Damascus on Tuesday during school hours is a stark and horrific reminder of the violence that children across Syria are enduring on a daily basis. The attack is reported to have resulted in the […]

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian children

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK/AMMAN, Jordan, 12 April 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit this week to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year. “These children have witnessed more extreme violence than any […]

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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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