The Syrian conflict and Europe’s refugee crisis in numbers

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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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In Lebanon, mobile medical units provide life-saving care

By Miriam Azar As severe winter weather makes living conditions for Syrian refugees even more difficult, health workers in Lebanon mobilize to provide critical assistance. BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon, 17 February 2015 – Removing her shoe, a Syrian woman dangles her foot over a small fire while her husband crouches and rubs his hands together. Nearby, […]

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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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Amidst the harsh winter in Lebanon, vulnerable children receive warm clothing

UNICEF Lebanon is providing winter items to a total of 478,000 vulnerable Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestine refugee children in the country this year, to help cope with the harsh conditions. This includes clothes for 130,000 children, blankets for households, tarpaulins, vouchers for clothing, fuel for heating, flood mitigation measures, with a budget of USD 11.5 […]

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Mobile Medical Units to the rescue: roaming teams provide life-saving care

By Miriam Azar BEIRUT, 11th February 2015 – Removing her shoe, a middle-aged Syrian refugee woman dangles her foot over a small fire, while her husband crouches, rubbing his hand against each other. Nearby, washed clothes hung over a line sway in the freezing breeze, drying at a snail’s pace. Living in makeshift tents in […]

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