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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Government of Jordan and UNICEF launches cost-efficient water initiatives in Za’atari camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 23 April 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI) and UNICEF today launched the construction of a water distribution network in Za’atari refugee camp. In addition to the mobile waste water treatment units launched last month, the operation of a water distribution network and a third borehole will drastically […]

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Young Syrian volunteers help support children at Child Friendly Spaces in refugee camps in Turkey

HARRAN, Turkey, 21 April 2015 – UNICEF’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), established to support Syrian refugee children in Turkey, are giving young volunteers a chance to develop their skills in working with children. At the CFS, children are encouraged to participate in group activities that help them to learn, relate with others and share ideas. […]

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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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European Union’s humanitarian office grants €1.1 million to UNICEF for emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, 22 April 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of € 1.1 million to UNICEF to support the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and their children with emergency cash assistance. As the Syrian crisis enters a fifth year, many Syrian refugees in Jordan are […]

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My job: deliver 35 litres of water per refugee per day

Amman, Jordan – When we meet him, Turki is in a heated discussion with his supervisor and does not immediately attend to us. He walks away, goes round the truck and checks each and every one of his eight tyres. He shouts to the man on top of the truck who is filling up his […]

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Ministry of Water & Irrigation and UNICEF launches cost efficient waste water treatment units in Za’atari refugee camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 3 March 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and UNICEF launched today a cost efficient mobile waste water treatment unit at the Za’atari refugee camp. “This project is a model of international cooperation. We were able to move quickly with the support from UNICEF and donors such as Germany, […]

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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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Top EU Humanitarian official visits public school in Lebanon funded by EU and supported by UNICEF

الخبر باللغة العربية BEIRUT, 30 January 2015 – A top European humanitarian official visited a public school in Lebanon, supported by European Union funding through UNICEF. The European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Mr. Christos Stylianides, accompanied by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst […]

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The European Union supports the fight against polio in Syria

Homs, Syria – January 2015 – Polio cases were confirmed in Syria in October 2013 for the first time since 1999. Since the outbreak 36 cases have been reported in the country, mostly among unvaccinated children under 2-years-old. 35 of the cases were in 2013, and only one in 2014. Following the confirmation of polio outbreak […]

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ECHO provides additional €4 million to keep Syrian children healthy

AMMAN, Jordan, 25 November 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has contributed an additional €4 million (approximately $5 million USD) to UNICEF’s emergency response supporting children affected by the on-going conflict inside Syria, and in neighboring Jordan. ECHO has provided $51.8 million USD to UNICEF’s response to the Syria […]

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Ministry of Public Health, UNICEF and WHO launch second round of National Polio Immunisation campaign from 15 to 21 November 2014

الخبر باللغة العربية Beirut, 15 November 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health launches today the next round of Lebanon’s polio immunisation campaign, lasting for seven days until the 21st. This round comes on the heels of the previous vaccination round held in October and in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and […]

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UNICEF provides children in Hassakeh with soap as part of Global Handwashing Day activities

Al Hassakeh, Syria – 15 October 2014 – As part of Global Handwashing Day activities held around the world this month, UNICEF reached thousands of children in Syria with soap and hygiene-related messages. The annual Global Handwashing Day – now in its seventh year – is a time to emphasize the role of handwashing with soap in […]

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The Ministry of Public Health launches National Polio Immunization Campaign to prevent Polio resurgence in Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية October 14th, 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with UNICEF and WHO launched the National Polio Immunization Campaign at a press conference held today at the Lebanese Order of Physicians. The event was headed by the Minister of Public Health Wael Abou Faour and was attended by the Ministers […]

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EU Ambassador Eichhorst and UNICEF Representative Laurini visit EU-funded activities in southern Lebanon

الخبر باللغة العربية Beirut, 9 October 2014 – Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Annamaria Laurini, visited two EU-funded activities in Sarafand and Marj Al-Khokh in southern Lebanon that form part of the support provided by the European Union to Lebanon in response […]

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