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 humanitarian supplies reach children under siege in Madaya

On Monday, January 11th 2016, A UNICEF team took part in the humanitarian convoy that delivered the much needed aid for children and families in Madaya. UNICEF delivered therapeutic food, multiple micro-nutrients, high energy biscuits and other nutrition supplies for the treatment of severe and acute malnutrition.  

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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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UNICEF provides life-saving winter assistance to one million children in Syria

By Masoud Hasen and Shushan Mebrahtu Deep winter has arrived in Qamishli, a city in north-eastern Syria. Temperatures have begun to drop as low as 3°C, making the harshest living conditions even more desperate. In a former primary school-turned-shelter, families forced to flee their homes live in crammed, freezing classrooms, using whatever materials they can […]

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UNICEF and WFP launch second joint programme to help Syrian children weather the harsh winter in Jordan

    للخبر باللغة العربية  JOINT PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, Jordan, Monday 14 December 2015 – As the harsh cold winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a winter cash assistance programme that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps to buy […]

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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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In Syria’s Idleb health workers face a formidable task to immunize children against polio

    By Yasmine Saker  Idleb, 17 November, 2015- As the sixteenth nationwide polio immunization campaign concludes aiming to reach three million children in Syria, the north-western governorate of Idleb was one of the focus areas of the campaign. Active conflict and insecurity has been limiting access to services including vaccines and healthcare, making Idleb […]

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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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