UNICEF on standby with supplies for 1,150 children trapped in besieged Old City of Homs

UNICEF is ready with vaccines and other medical supplies for children in the besieged Old City of Homs, Syria. Marixie Mercado, UNICEF Communications spokesperson, said UNICEF had provided a list of supplies to the Government for approval. The list of supplies includes emergency medical kits and cholera kits; soap and hygiene materials; water treatment supplies […]

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Top humanitarian leaders pen open letter to Geneva II peace talk participants calling for urgent action to protect Syrian children

Ahead of the Geneva II peace talks on Wednesday, UNICEF and our Executive Director, Anthony Lake, have joined other humanitarian organizations and leaders in issuing the following open letter urging the protection of Syria’s children: Sir: With the parties in Syria’s conflict meeting in Geneva tomorrow, we believe the time has come to urgently focus […]

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UNICEF hails Lebanese government’s support for education initiative to get Lebanese and Syrian children back to learning

الخبر باللغة العربية AMMAN/BEIRUT, 20 January 2014 – An initiative aimed at increasing learning opportunities for Syrian and Lebanese children in Lebanon was at the centre of discussions between Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, and a UNICEF delegation led by Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt, at last week’s international pledging conference for the Syria […]

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UNICEF and WHO in Syria condemn the interruption of a polio immunization campaign in Al-Raqa

Damascus,13 January 2014 – The representatives of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Syria strongly condemn the interruption of a polio immunization campaign in Al-Raqa Syrian governorate due to the intense fighting among groups. WHO and UNICEF are helping to ensure that every child in Syria is being […]

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UNICEF participates in 2nd High Level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, January 15, 2014

الخبر باللغة العربية What: UNICEF delegation to the 2nd High Level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait City. Who: Yoka Brandt, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Emergencies, New York Headquarters When: Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 9:00am to […]

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Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative Youssouf Abdel-Jelil on car bombing in Al-Kafat, Syria

Damascus, 10 January 2014 – UNICEF deplores yesterday’s car bombing near a school in Al-Kafat village, Hama governorate, in which as many as 20 people were reportedly killed and around 100 reportedly injured. Although details of the attack are still filtering out, many children from Al-Kafat school — less than 100 metres away from the […]

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No Lost Generation: Strategic Overview

Secretary-General supports Children of Syria as No Lost Generation initiative launched

PRESS RELEASE #childrenofsyria #NOlostgeneration NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 — The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon today added his support to a campaign led by UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF that calls for Champions for the Children of Syria as part of the new No Lost Generation strategy. “Many, many children […]

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Global champions and $1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children

Press Release الخبر باللغة العربية تحميل التقرير باللغة العربية NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 — UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners today called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the “No Lost Generation” strategy, which aims to provide […]

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AlWaleed Bin Talal Foundation donates $200,000 to UNICEF in support of Syrian refugees in need

PRESS RELEASE الخبر باللغة العربية RIYADH, 31 December 2013 – UNICEF today announced that the AlWaleed Bin Talal Foundation has made a significant financial contribution to support the urgent humanitarian needs of children affected by the crisis in Syria. Dr. Ibrahim El. Ziq, Gulf Area Representative, UNICEF commended the foundation and said: “We would like […]

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Syria crisis: EU and U.N. partners to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance

الخبر باللغة العربية Brussels, 18 December 2013 –The European Commission is today signing three major contracts with United Nations agencies totalling €147 million to deliver vitally needed aid to people directly affected by the Syrian crisis. The Heads of the UN Refugee Agency, the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF, meeting with the Humanitarian Aid […]

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United Nations launches new plan to scale up response to all affected by the Syrian crisis

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE Amman, 16 December 2013 – The urgent need to maintain a protection space for Syrian refugees in Jordan, whilst relieving the pressure on services and resources is highlighted today in a massive new appeal by the United Nations. The Regional Response Plan 6 (RRP6) and Syrian Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan […]

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Syrian refugee children in Iraq.

UNICEF launches biggest ever funding appeal for children of Syria

Amman, 17 December 2013 – UNICEF is seeking $835 million to fund its response to the urgent humanitarian needs of children affected by the Syria crisis in 2014.

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Statement on the reported killing of children in Aleppo

الخبر باللغة العربية Statement attributable to Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Amman, Jordan, December 16, 2013 – UNICEF is horrified by reports of a bombing raid in Aleppo that may have killed as many as 28 children. Reports say the attack took place on Sunday 15 December when improvised […]

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UN airlifts humanitarian aid to northeast Syria as displaced families face harsh winter

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT PRESS RELEASE: QAMISHLY, Syria, 15 December 2013 – The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), and UNICEF have started airlifting urgently needed humanitarian aid from Erbil, Iraq, to Qamishly in northeast Syria as displaced families start to face one of the harshest winters ever as winter […]

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Girl student in school in Za'atari.

Decline in education for Syrian children “worst and fastest in region’s history”

JOINT PRESS RELEASE:  الخبر باللغة العربية GENEVA/NEW YORK/AMMAN, 13 December 2013 – The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today. “Education Interrupted” highlights that since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to […]

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