Saad; a Scar Left by the Syrian War

By Basma Ourfali Aleppo, 19 November 2015 – 12 year-old Saad has a blister on his left cheek. Appearing over a year ago, the blister became increasingly bigger and deeper. Saad didn’t know what it was until a health worker referred him to the Leishmaniosis Control Centre in Aleppo, where he started his long treatment; […]

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Mobilising Local Participation for Delivering Quality Services in Aleppo

Field Diary By Mark Choonoo, UNICEF’s Chief of Field Office in Aleppo, Syria. القصة باللغة العربية Aleppo, 5 February 2015 – The freezing hall was warmed up by the excitement and happy giggling of more than 300 children and about 150 women as I briefly joined my UNICEF colleagues during a Child Health Day in […]

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Life-saving supplies reach children and families in conflict-affected Aleppo

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 […]

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