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20 Jun 2017 description
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AMMAN/BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, the European Union has renewed its commitment to a generation of children affected by the war in Syria. Through a donation of an additional €90 million, UNICEF will be able to provide critical services and support to vulnerable children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

20 Jun 2017 description
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By Nafisa Binte Shafique, Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Homs

On 15 June 2017, I was part of a joint humanitarian convoy led by the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. We delivered food, health and hygiene supplies to around 100,000 people in Talbiseh, Homs and Tlul El Homor, Hama. It was the first time humanitarian aid was allowed into Talbiseh in almost three months.

16 Jun 2017 description
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UNICEF has received only a quarter of funding required for children

AMMAN, 16 June 2017- UNICEF-supported programmes for over 9 million children inside Syria and neighbouring countries are on the verge of being cut off due to a critical US$220 million funding gap.

15 Jun 2017 description

The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 58 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, providing specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues.

15 Jun 2017 description

The protracted conflict - which is accompanied by persistent, serious violations of human rights and a worsening of the humanitarian situation - is having disastrous effects on the safety and wellbeing of girls and boys across Syria. Almost 3 million children have never known anything but war in their short lives. 5.8 million boys and girls in Syria are in of need humanitarian assistance and protection, with nearly 7 million living in poverty and 2.7 million children are internally displaced.1

09 Jun 2017 description
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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa Region

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 9 June, 2017- “Heavy violence in the city of Ar-Raqqa is threatening the lives of children. UNICEF has received alarming reports that at least 25 children were killed and scores injured in Ar-Raqqa city.

“An estimated 40,000 children remain trapped in extremely dangerous conditions in Ar-Raqqa city. Many are caught in the crossfire.

07 Jun 2017 description
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As violence escalates in the northeastern governorate of Raqqa, families have been fleeing their homes to poorly equipped temporary shelters and camps in the area. While UNICEF is responding to the immediate needs of uprooted families, access to the area has been highly restricted for the past four years.

By Massoud Hassan and Yasmine Saker

04 Jun 2017 description
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Situation Analysis

  • Escalation of fighting, especially against ISIL and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, and the general non-compliance with the Cessation of Hostilities continues to limit access to meet humanitarian needs in hard to-reach and besieged areas.

  • Unexploded remnants of war pose an extreme threat to children in Syria, especially where families are returning to former conflict hotspots such as East Aleppo.

04 Jun 2017 description
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Situation Analysis

  • Escalation of ghting, especially against ISIL and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, and the general non -compliance with the Cessation of Hostilities continues to limit access to meet humanitarian needs in hardto-reach and besieged areas.
  • In April two schools were attacked in Idleb and Aleppo respectively shutting down the schools.
04 Jun 2017 description
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Situation Analysis

  • Escalation of ghting, especially against ISIL and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, and the general non -compliance with the Cessation of Hostilities continues to limit access to meet humanitarian needs in hardto-reach and besieged areas.
  • Ongoing military oensives against ISIL in Ar-Raqqa and Mosul (Iraq) are causing widespread displacement.
  • Over 150,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), about half of whom are children, have ed from Ar-Raqqa and are residing in IDP shelters in Raqqa, Aleppo and Hassakeh.
05 May 2017 description
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Damascus/Buenos Aires, 2 May 2017 – UNICEF has installed 20 new prefabricated classrooms in Tartus, Syria, and rural areas of Damascus, thanks to a generous donation from the Leo Messi Foundation.

The donation has enabled more than 1,600 Syrian children affected by the conflict to attend school with fully furnished classrooms.

02 May 2017 description
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Damasco, Mayo 2017 - Con una generosa donación de la Fundación Leo Messi, UNICEF ha podido instalar 20 aulas prefabricadas en Tartus y zonas rurales de Damasco, Siria.

La donación ha permitido a más de 1.600 niños asistir a escuelas con aulas adecuadamente amuebladas, también equipadas con paneles solares, para proporcionar el mejor ambiente para el aprendizaje a pesar del conflicto en Siria, ahora en su sexto año.