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VIDEO INTERVIEW ‘We must stop the carnage for #childrenofsyria. Enough!’ uni.cf/18gjwuA #Syria

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Amidst conflict, UNICEF boosts efforts to get Syrian children back to learning

الخبر باللغة العربية Press Release Damascus, 15 September 2013 – As the new school year starts in Syria today, many children face extraordinary challenges to continuing their education. Now in its third year, the conflict has left almost 4,000 schools – or around one in five – damaged, destroyed or sheltering internally displaced families.

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Syria conflict leaves invisible scars on children

الخبر باللغة العربية NEWS NOTE AMMAN/GENEVA, 10 September 2013 – Prolonged exposure to violence and stress, multiple displacement, loss of friends and family members, and a severe deterioration in living conditions are leaving the children of Syria with lasting scars, UNICEF said today.

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Return to learning vital for children amid Syria crisis

Funding desperately needed to increase learning opportunities for children  Press Release AMMAN, 6 September 2013-Since last school year, almost two million Syrian children have dropped out of school, nearly 40 per cent of all pupils registered in grades 1 to 9. One million Syrian children are now refugees and helping them back to school is […]

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New donation brings EU humanitarian aid for Syrian child refugees through UNICEF to nearly €16 million

Press release Amman/Damascus/Brussels, 5 September 2013 – UNICEF welcomed today an announcement by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) of a new, €5 million donation that will benefit Syrian children in Iraq, Jordan and Syria.

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UNICEF Continues Massive Humanitarian Operation for Syria’s Children

Press release   AMMAN, 4 September 2013- Amidst heightened tensions across the region and as the number of Syria’s refugees rises beyond 2 million – half of them children – UNICEF continues to provide urgent life-saving supplies to children inside Syria and in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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Critical supplies for Syrian refugee children airlifted to Erbil

Press release 100 MT of supplies will support vital services for over 20,000 new Syrian children and their families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ERBIL, Iraq, 1 September 2013 – A plane carrying 100 tonnes of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived this evening in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of […]

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A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis

UNICEF/UNHCR – Joint press release GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 August 2013 – With Syria’s war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million.  “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “This is a real […]

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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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