الأزمة السورية وأزمة اللاجئين السوريين بالأرقام

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The Syrian conflict and Europe’s refugee crisis in numbers

  Reposted from the UNICEF connect blog: https://blogs.unicef.org/blog/the-syrian-conflict-and-europes-refugee-crisis-in-numbers/  

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Measles vaccination campaign targets over 2.6 million Syrian children. Conflict means over 230,000 others are likely to miss out

DAMASCUS, 24 April 2015- A ten-day immunization campaign is underway in Syria to respond to measles cases across the country. By end of 2014, 594 children had been diagnosed with measles, double the number in 2013. Launched on 19 April, the campaign targets children between six months and five years of age. UNICEF estimates that […]

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Turkish actress, Tuba Büyüküstün, visits Syrian children in Za’atari refugee camp

ZA’ATARI, Jordan – On a one day visit with UNICEF to Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan, Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün, famed for her role as Lamees, met with Syrian girls who have fled the nearly 4-year old war in their country. At one of three UNICEF run schools in the camp, Büyüküstün joined an art class […]

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UNICEF provides winter clothing for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

By Tülay Güler Suruc, Turkey, January 2015 – A harsh winter in Turkey is threatening the wellbeing of Syrian refugee children, majority of them living in squalid conditions. In camps across the country, the Turkish Government, UNICEF and other UN agencies have been providing warm clothing to children to protect them from sub- zero winter […]

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The European Union supports the fight against polio in Syria

Homs, Syria – January 2015 – Polio cases were confirmed in Syria in October 2013 for the first time since 1999. Since the outbreak 36 cases have been reported in the country, mostly among unvaccinated children under 2-years-old. 35 of the cases were in 2013, and only one in 2014. Following the confirmation of polio outbreak […]

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Over seven million Syrian and Iraqi children caught up in conflict face a harsh winter.

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Back to class in Syria with new school kits

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“I am so happy to have these pens and bags – I love to learn”

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Convoy delivers emergency goods for children in hard to reach area of Syria

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UNICEF responds as a new wave of Syrian refugees pour in to Turkey

Suruc, Turkey, September 23, 2014 – More than 150,000 refugees from Syria have crossed into Turkey over the past four days, many arriving on foot to escape the latest round of fighting near the border.  More than 60% of those who have fled are children. UNICEF teams, along with other agencies, have been at the […]

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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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Children remain motivated to learn in Aleppo amidst crisis

By Tomoya Sonoda Aleppo, Syria – 12 May 2014 – Prior to the crisis in Syria, now in its fourth year, Aleppo had as many as 1.2 million children registered in primary and secondary education levels. The intensified conflict and violence have severely disrupted education access, reducing the number of children enrolled in schools to 455,000 […]

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom highlights impact of conflict on children of Syria in Jordan

Actor Orlando Bloom paid a visit to Jordan with UNICEF to meet children from Syria whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year. The Goodwill Ambassador first travelled to Irbid to talk to families about their lives since fleeing Syria. This was followed by a visit to Za’atari refugee […]

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Daily life for Rand in a refugee camp in Turkey

By Ayberk Yurtsever “We had a garden in our house with lemon trees and grapevines. I loved those trees. I used to climb those trees. My father built our home, and my sisters and I had our own rooms, but they have destroyed it,” recalls 13-year old Rand, on her life back in Syria. She […]

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