Over 20 million children to be vaccinated in Syria and neighbouring countries against polio, say WHO and UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT STATEMENT A week after the Middle East declared a polio emergency in the region, mass vaccination against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases is under way in Syria, its neighbouring countries and beyond Geneva, New York, 8 November – The largest-ever consolidated immunization response in the Middle East is under way to […]

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WATCH: Yoka Brandt – Deputy Executive Director and Ted Chaiban – Director of Emergency Programmes on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

VIDEO INTERVIEW Yoka Brandt – Deputy Executive Director and Ted Chaiban – Director of Emergency Programmes respond questions related to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. After 10, Seoul, Korea.

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Match Lebanon’s commitment to Syrian refugee children with global investment in nation’s public services: UNICEF Executive Director

الخبر باللغة العربية  PRESS RELEASE Beirut, 1 November 2013 – Lebanon’s generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country. 

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UNICEF and senior Syrian officials agree on urgency of reaching more war-affected children, as UNICEF Executive Director visits Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية  PRESS RELEASE Damascus 29 October 2013 – Following ‘businesslike and encouraging’ discussions, senior Syrian officials and the UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake agreed on the importance of reaching hundreds of thousands of children in some of the worst-affected parts of war-torn Syria with life saving vaccine including those against polio as Mr Lake […]

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Millions of children in Syria and region to be vaccinated against polio, measles, mumps and rubella

الخبر باللغة العربية NEWS NOTE Major immunisation campaign under way now in Syria AMMAN / GENEVA, 25 October 2013 – As Syria awaits confirmation of suspected polio cases in the east of the country, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organisation and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunisation effort aimed at protecting as many […]

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UNICEF airlifts humanitarian supplies for conflict-affected children in Syria

الخبر باللغة العربية NEWS NOTE Damascus, 24 October 2013 – A UNICEF charter plane carrying urgently-needed vaccines and complementary food for children in Syria has arrived in Beirut. Supplies will be moved by truck into Syria. The cargo plane contained more than 53 metric tonnes of supplies, including 265,000 doses of Measles Mumps and Rubella […]

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Japan Donates Additional $1 Million to UNICEF in Jordan

الخبر باللغة العربية MEDIA RELEASE AMMAN, 22 October 2013 – The government of Japan announced a new donation of $1 million to UNICEF Jordan’s emergency response to the Syrian crisis that will bring its contribution this year to $8 million. 

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Statement on Syria by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

الخبر باللغة العربية AMMAN,1 October 2013 – “UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 12 children in an air attack on a secondary school in Raqqa, north east Syria, on 29 September. Reports from the scene say a total of 14 people – most of them students — were killed in the attack […]

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WATCH: UNICEF director warns of ‘losing’ a generation of #childrenofsyria

VIDEO INTERVIEW Link to the interview on Al-Arabiya 

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Additional US$45 million contribution to Syria’s children, as EU becomes largest donor to UNICEF appeal

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 – UNICEF and the European Union (EU) signed a new cooperation agreement today that provides an additional US$45 million (€ 34. 2 million) to protect children affected by the Syria crisis and promote access to learning in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. 

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Action needed now to reach and protect children trapped by Syria conflict, says UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 23 September 2013 – The plight of civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria is becoming increasingly desperate, and more efforts are needed now to enable the humanitarian access that will safeguard thousands of children’s lives, said UNICEF. 

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WATCH: Our Executive Director, Anthony Lake on BBC

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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