Syria Crisis April 2017 Humanitarian Results

• UNICEF reached 408,800 people in 243 hard-to-reach locations in Syria with life-saving interventions and critical WASH, education, health and nutrition and child protection services and delivered supplies for 12,200 beneficiaries in 12 besieged areas. Items from Interagency Emergency Health Kits, diarrheal disease sets, paediatric kits and midwifery kits were removed from inter-agency convoys to […]

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UNICEF/UK AID partnership improves water and sanitation in Syrian schools

By Yasmine Saker Lattakia/ Tartous- Every child in Syria has the right to a healthy physical learning environment. To make this a reality to over 65,000 children in Tartous and Lattakia, UNICEF in partnership with the UK AID is supporting rehabilitation of toilets, hand washing facilities and water fountains in 80 schools in the two […]

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“…but Arabic and Math will remain mine”

By  Chris Herwig and Abed el Majeed, UNICEF Jordan December 2015 — 16 year old Mesh’al is a Syrian youth from Dar’aa, living in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Like many boys in the camp, he has not gone to school since moving here and works transporting people’s groceries across the massive camp which is […]

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No Lost Generation, one a child at a time: Nuha’s story

  By Leena Taha “This was my friend Sara’s house, here is the place where my brother used to buy me ice cream,” 11 year old Nuha points out as she makes her way to school through the rubble of the old city of Homs. “There, hmm I don’t remember what was there,” says Nuha […]

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Education: Small investment, Big Impact – Syrian teachers welcome UNICEF incentive initiative

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey – “It was like a festival,” says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey. He is referring to the day when he and his colleagues went to the local post office to draw out their first payments under a new incentive scheme. “Everybody took their money and went back […]

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New education centre for Syrian children in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, April 22, 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children was officially opened in Kahramanmaraş today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Ministry of National Education, with financial support from the European Commission. With a total capacity of 1,080 students, […]

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Financial support from the German KfW Development Bank enables UNICEF and partners to provide protective learning environments for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

ZAHLE,Lebanon: The class of about 15 boys fiddle nervously with their Arabic textbooks as they answer questions about their daily life in Lebanon as a refugee. When they hear the question: “Who travels the furthest to get here?” everyone raises their hand, eager to tell their story. The questions were being asked by a delegation […]

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When she fled Syria , Hanan thought she would never see the inside of a classroom again

Za’atari Camp, Jordan – Hanan’s face moves only between the textbook on her desk and the teacher at the front of her class. The 18-year old from Dera’a, southern Syria, is focussed. It’s Hanan’s final school year and she’s studying at one of three UNICEF supported schools in Za’atari refugee camp, northern Jordan. “Education will […]

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Narmin, the adolescent who wants to create hope and peace in her refugee camp

Nearly seven months ago when fighting broke out in Qamishlo, a city in north eastern Syria, Narmin, 17, and her family fled for their lives. They embarked on a difficult and long journey over several days through dusty lands and scorching sun until they crossed into northern Iraq. They ended up in Kawargosk refugee camp, in […]

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Invisible scars and broken dreams. What future for the children of Syria?

As the Syria crisis enters into the fifth year, almost 2 million children are living as refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and other countries, many alongside another 3.6 million children from the already vulnerable communities hosting them, and who themselves are suffering due to the strain on social services, especially education and health. This crisis is all that these […]

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Anthony Lake: What future for the children of Syria?

By Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director This month, the conflict in Syria enters its fifth brutal year. It is an appalling milestone — marking four years of escalating violence and suffering with no resolution in sight. Tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives. Millions have fled. Homes, hospitals, schools, all have come under […]

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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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European Union provides additional €500,000 to keep children warm in Syria

Damascus, 25 February 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has donated an additional €500.000 (approximately $567,000 USD) in support of UNICEF’s winter programme to provide children in Syria with warm clothes and blankets. This additional contribution brings the total ECHO support to UNICEF inside Syria to €17.5 million (ca. […]

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German Parliamentary Group seeks information about sustainable solutions in Za’atari Camp

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, 23 February 2015 – Six members of the German Parliamentary Group “Arabic Speaking Countries in the Middle East” visited Za’atari Camp on Thursday, 19 February. The delegation met refugees and humanitarian actors, and observed UNICEF’s water supply and sanitation activities. In December 2014, the Government of Germany, through KFW […]

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Lebanon Street-based Children Report, 2015

الخبر باللغة العربية Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon Download report in English PDF Download report in Arabic PDF BEIRUT, 16th February 2015 – A study launched today sheds light on the plight of working street-based children in Lebanon. The report, “Children […]

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