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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.