UNICEF welcomes new Kuwait donation for children of Syria

NEW YORK, 7 April 2014 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from a generous US$ 34.5 million donation by the government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today. This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just two years to close to US$ 90 million. “This contribution will help to scale up lifesaving interventions for the millions of children […]

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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-Kuwait partnership to help the children of Syria

Nearly three years after the Syria crisis began, a generation of children is under threat. Inside Syria, more than 4 million children need urgent help. More than 1.1 million other Syrian children now live as refugees. Thanks to the generosity of the State of Kuwait much has been done to improve the situation for Syrian […]

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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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Bringing learning to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

By Miriam Azar “A child in school is a child protected.” – UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Annamaria Laurini BEIRUT, Lebanon, 10 January 2014 – Many of the younger children struggle to hold a pen. Some don’t know how; others have forgotten. “This is the first time I have gone to school in two years,” says […]

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UNICEF supports catch-up classes for conflict-affected children in Homs

The conflict and violence in Syria have left close to 2.3 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out. One out of every five schools is destroyed, damaged or being used as a shelter for displaced families, and in some cases parents have been afraid to let their children leave the house because […]

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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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Distribution of UNICEF blankets to families in Lattakia

LATTAKIA, Syria, 2 January 2014 – As winter continues to batter Syria, having brought snow to some areas and widespread cold temperatures, UNICEF is providing winter supplies to help keep children and families warm. The winter weather worsens the already difficult living conditions for children and families caught up in the crisis. Some 9.3 million […]

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#ChildrenofSyria on Social Media

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#NoLostGeneration

As a generation of children in Syria and in neighboring countries is in grave danger, and unless we act now, may be lost forever – with profound long-term consequences for Syria, the region, and beyond. This harsh possibility is the driving force behind a new strategy to reach more children with protection, education, and psychological […]

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Send a Message to the #ChildrenofSyria

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One Ramadan night in Za’atari

By Najwa Mekki  Za’atari, JORDAN, 18 July 2013 – It was a long night, my first at the camp. With a few colleagues we wanted to know more about how Syrian families, and children in particular, are spending Ramadan, a time of family gatherings and reunions. Hard to believe that a year ago, this bustling […]

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