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22 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In Syria UNICEF reached around 139,700 people in 31 hard to reach locations in April with life-saving interventions and critical services, as well as supplies for at least 94,000 beneficiaries in three of the 19 besieged areas.

12 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shushan Mebrahtu

After several humanitarian aid convoys reached Madaya, residents of the besieged Syrian town are showing some signs of improvement. But limited access has left the makeshift hospital without professional health staff and supplies, while hundreds are still in need of urgent medical care.

29 Apr 2016 description
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GENEVA/NEW YORK- 29 APRIL, 2016, We join the many voices expressing outrage at the attack on Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo. Among those killed were two doctors, including one of the only remaining pediatricians in the city, three paramedics, and numerous patients, among them children.

We are outraged at the alarming frequency of attacks on health personnel and facilities in Syria. These incidents come amid an escalation of violence in particular in the northern parts of the country.

25 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.

05 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


As the crisis in Syria enters its sixth year, children continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. Two decades of investment in education have been wiped out and many Syrian school-age children have never seen the inside of a classroom, while those in school continue to be at risk of dropping out. The new Syria crisis education fact sheet finds that five years of conflict have tripled the proportion of Syrian children out of school, from 0.9 million in the 2011/2012 school year to 2.8 million in the 2014/2015 school year.

30 Mar 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The water lifeline

Access to clean water is a lifeline for every Syrian child, woman and man. Yet as the conflict enters its sixth year safe drinking water availabilty has been reduced to just half pre-crisis levels, with many people receiving as little as 15 per cent of former levels.

22 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In Syria, despite continuation of the widespread conflict and the generalized insecurity, so far in 2016, UNICEF has reached 1.4 million people in Hard to Reach areas with integrated interventions and supplies.

17 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Anthony Lake

I visited Syria on the eve of the 3rd anniversary of the conflict, two years of suffering ago. At the time, it hardly seemed possible that the situation facing millions of children there could get worse.

But it could. And, tragically, it did.

Three weeks ago, I visited Syria again. And while the situation facing children still threatens the future of an entire generation, the cessation of violence and resumption of talks in Geneva offer the first real hope of peace the Syrian people have had in five years of war.

14 Mar 2016 description
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1 in 3 Syrian children have grown up knowing only crisis as conflict reaches 5 year point – UNICEF

AMMAN/NEW YORK, 14 March 2016 - An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children - has been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes more than 151,000 children born as refugees since 2011.