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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In Lebanon, non-formal education programmes bring Syrian refugee children back to learning

By Venetia Rainey Al- Borghleieh, LEBANON – With a gentle prod of encouragement from his father, 6-year-old Ahmad nervously steps forward and recites the numbers one to 10 in English. He says them quickly, and although his eyes are fixed on the ceiling and his hands are knotted together, his voice does not waver; he […]

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Significant new pledges announced but more resources still required for children affected by the Syria crisis

News note NEW YORK, 24 September 2014 – UNICEF welcomes $347 million in new funding commitments to the No Lost Generation Initiative announced at a meeting held at UNICEF House today. The new commitments by DfID, USAID, the European Union and other partners will help reduce a $585 million gap in funding for education and […]

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UNICEF school clubs help Syrian children catch up during summer break

By Razan Rashidi 27 August 2014, Qamishly, Syria – It’s holiday time, but for three days of every week, Lama, a fifth grader, attends a UNICEF-supported school club in Safi Al-Dien Al-Heli School in Qamishly, a town in northeast Syria. “Last year, I stayed all summer at home without electricity and water,” she said. “I […]

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A mother with her baby girl outside the health centre

Focusing on hard-to-reach children for polio vaccination campaign in Syria

By Razan Rashidi Rural Damascus, 7 April 2014 – “One drop, two drops,” a mother counts along with a health worker at Dahiet Qudsaya health centre in Rural Damascus. Her three-year-old daughter cries at the unusual taste of the polio vaccine in her mouth, but the mother calms her down: “Now you will grow up […]

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NRC, UNICEF open youth training programme in Emirati-Jordanian Camp for Syrian refugees

(الخبر بالغة العربية) AZRAQ, 30 March 2014 — The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF inaugurated a youth training centre that will provide a range of informal technical and vocational training courses for Syrian refugee youth in the Emirati–Jordanian Camp in Mraijib Al Fhoud on Sunday. The centre was inaugurated in the presence of the United […]

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