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 […]
Following the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Hayek is drawing attention to refugee children and families UNICEF supporter and CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a fundraising appeal to support children and families affected by the Syria crisis, following a recent visit to meet with […]
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 […]
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, […]
Kilis, Turkey – 4 June 2014 – Kilis has “one of the cleanest, most humane, most efficiently run refugee camps in history” It is also a busy city and no matter what time of day or night you walk its streets, you hear children speaking Arabic. The city of 90,000 Turks hosts more than 100,000 Syrian […]
By Chris Niles A UNICEF staff member talks about the toll the Syrian crisis is taking on the children of Al Qusayr – and about those who are working tirelessly to respond to their growing needs.