Children are back to school in eastern Aleppo

As the school year kicks off in Syria, children are returning to school in eastern Aleppo with support from UNICEF. To help children continue their learning and ease the financial burden of sending children to school, UNICEF aims to reach 800,000 children across the country with school bags, stationery and textbooks. In Aleppo, 1 in […]

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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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Syrian Women Promote Hygiene Practices at Shelter for Displaced Families

By Leen Tarabichi and Yasmine Saker Homs, 19 July, 2016 – At a shelter for displaced families on the outskirts of Homs city in central Syria, a group of 20 women come together to raise awareness among children and families about hygiene and health. Four large concrete apartment towers stand half-built in the village of […]

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Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria on the besieged area of Madaya

DAMASCUS, 15 January 2016 – “UNICEF welcomes the access granted to trapped children this week and can confirm that cases of severe malnutrition were found among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya following our participation in the second joint UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent/ICRC humanitarian mission to the area on Thursday[1]. “UNICEF is particularly […]

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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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“…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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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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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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Health workers stake all to vaccinate children in Syrian Ar-Raqqa

Vaccinating children against polio in Ar-Raqqa is a story of innovation in accessing children in some of the most no-go areas. Since the outbreak of polio in Syria in late 2013 that resulted in 36 recorded cases in the country, massive vaccination campaigns supported by UNICEF under the banner of ‘Together Ending Polio’ have been […]

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In Homs, Qusay is not giving up on his dream: become an artist

Until 2012, Qusay was living in Khalidiya district of Homs. As the conflict in Syria expanded, he and his family left for Al-Waer in early 2015 followed by another move to Al-Hamra, also in the Homs province. “Since my childhood, I loved art. I have dreamt of being an actor, singing, and even being on […]

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UNICEF Responds to the needs of newly displaced civilians in Syria

Amman/Damascus, 2 March 2015- UNICEF and other UN agencies rushed in emergency assistance including food, water and hygiene kits to meet the immediate needs of thousands of people – including many women and children — who have arrived in the cities of Al-Hassakeh and Qamishli in north eastern Syria The displaced civilians fled the threat of […]

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