Additional US$45 million contribution to Syria’s children, as EU becomes largest donor to UNICEF appeal

الخبر باللغة العربية JOINT PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 24 September 2013 – UNICEF and the European Union (EU) signed a new cooperation agreement today that provides an additional US$45 million (€ 34. 2 million) to protect children affected by the Syria crisis and promote access to learning in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. 

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Action needed now to reach and protect children trapped by Syria conflict, says UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, 23 September 2013 – The plight of civilians trapped by the conflict inside Syria is becoming increasingly desperate, and more efforts are needed now to enable the humanitarian access that will safeguard thousands of children’s lives, said UNICEF. 

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UN assessment mission assesses humanitarian needs in Syria’s Dara’a city

By Mohamad Kanawati DARA’A, Syria, 17 September 2013 — I was part of a UNICEF team that joined with five other UN agencies on a recent humanitarian assessment mission to Syria’s south. The aim was to assess the situation in Dara’a, deliver emergency supplies, and meet with partner agencies. 

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Distribution of UNICEF school bags with stationery to children in Syria

By David Youngmeyer UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and other partners around Syria, is supporting a Back to Learning campaign which aims to reach 1 million conflict-affected primary school-aged children.

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Amidst conflict, UNICEF boosts efforts to get Syrian children back to learning

الخبر باللغة العربية Press Release Damascus, 15 September 2013 – As the new school year starts in Syria today, many children face extraordinary challenges to continuing their education. Now in its third year, the conflict has left almost 4,000 schools – or around one in five – damaged, destroyed or sheltering internally displaced families.

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Back to Learning campaign, UNICEF Syria

Loading emergency school kits for distribution in Syria At UNICEF’s warehouse in Rural Damascus, on 14 September 2013, workers load school kits on to trucks for distribution. Each kit contains school bags with stationary supplies such as pens and notebooks. UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the support of the European Union […]

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Displaced from her home in Homs, Amanda enjoys art & sport activities

By David Youngmeyer TARTUS, Syria, 9 September 2013 – Amanda, 7, eats popcorn from a paper cone as she takes a break from an activities programme for displaced children in eastern Tartous governorate. 

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UNICEF helps children displaced by Syria conflict return to sense of normality

Field Diary By Alma Hassoun Tartous, Syria, 6 September 2013 — In a peaceful mountain area of rural Tartous, western Syria, the fighting and destruction affecting other parts of the country seems very far away. 

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Return to learning vital for children amid Syria crisis

Funding desperately needed to increase learning opportunities for children  Press Release AMMAN, 6 September 2013-Since last school year, almost two million Syrian children have dropped out of school, nearly 40 per cent of all pupils registered in grades 1 to 9. One million Syrian children are now refugees and helping them back to school is […]

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New donation brings EU humanitarian aid for Syrian child refugees through UNICEF to nearly €16 million

Press release Amman/Damascus/Brussels, 5 September 2013 – UNICEF welcomed today an announcement by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) of a new, €5 million donation that will benefit Syrian children in Iraq, Jordan and Syria.

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UNICEF Continues Massive Humanitarian Operation for Syria’s Children

Press release   AMMAN, 4 September 2013- Amidst heightened tensions across the region and as the number of Syria’s refugees rises beyond 2 million – half of them children – UNICEF continues to provide urgent life-saving supplies to children inside Syria and in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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Critical supplies for Syrian refugee children airlifted to Erbil

Press release 100 MT of supplies will support vital services for over 20,000 new Syrian children and their families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ERBIL, Iraq, 1 September 2013 – A plane carrying 100 tonnes of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived this evening in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of […]

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UNICEF officer says Syrian children need us today

By Chris Niles A UNICEF staff member talks about the toll the Syrian crisis is taking on the children of Al Qusayr – and about those who are working tirelessly to respond to their growing needs. 

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Aya – one child, one of one million Syrian refugee children

By Priyanka Pruthi Devastating conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has forced one million children to flee their homeland. Eight-year-old Aya is one of them. BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon, 22 August 2013 – Her smile is contagious. Her energy is infectious. She’s playful, she’s sporty, she’s talented. 

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A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis

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 […]

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