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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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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Amidst the harsh winter in Lebanon, vulnerable children receive warm clothing

UNICEF Lebanon is providing winter items to a total of 478,000 vulnerable Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestine refugee children in the country this year, to help cope with the harsh conditions. This includes clothes for 130,000 children, blankets for households, tarpaulins, vouchers for clothing, fuel for heating, flood mitigation measures, with a budget of USD 11.5 […]

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Mobile Medical Units to the rescue: roaming teams provide life-saving care

By Miriam Azar BEIRUT, 11th February 2015 – Removing her shoe, a middle-aged Syrian refugee woman dangles her foot over a small fire, while her husband crouches, rubbing his hand against each other. Nearby, washed clothes hung over a line sway in the freezing breeze, drying at a snail’s pace. Living in makeshift tents in […]

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