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26 Jul 2016 description
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Amman, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times on 23 and 24 July disrupting key life-saving health services for up to 300,000 civilians.

“According to reports, a two-day-old baby died in his incubator due to interruptions in the oxygen supply as a result of air strikes on al-Hakim. This UNICEF-supported paediatric hospital, the only one in the city, was reportedly hit twice in less than 12 hours.

25 Jul 2016 description
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By Shushan Mebrahtu

Across the Syrian Arab Republic, children are putting their lives at risk to sit for their final exams in school. Hear the stories of six children who travelled across conflict lines to continue their education, in hopes of building a brighter future for their country.

21 Jul 2016 description
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• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.

• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.

• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria, on the killings of children in northern Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, 20 July 2016 – “This week in Syria, more than 20 children were reportedly killed in air strikes in Manbij and a 12-year-old boy was brutally murdered on-camera in Aleppo.

“Such horrific incidents confront parties to this conflict with their shared responsibility to respect international humanitarian laws that protect children in war.

05 Jul 2016 description

Amman / Damascus, 04.07.2016 - The recent attack on Khan Wormwood camp, populated by Palestinian refugees and displaced Syrians, the latest example of disregard for human life inhumane in the Syrian conflict, especially the lives of children and infrastructure on which they depend.

05 Jul 2016 description

Amman / Damascus, 4 July 2016: The latest attack on Khan Eishieh Refugee Camp, home to Palestinian refugees and internally displaced Syrians, is the latest example in the Syria conflict of the inhumane disregard for life, particularly that of children and infrastructure on which they depend.

26 Jun 2016 description
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AMMAN, 26 June 2016- According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed yesterday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor.

Three attacks reportedly hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble.

Amid an intensification of violence, attacks on children in Syria are becoming commonplace with callous disregard for the lives of children.

22 Jun 2016 description
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  • UNICEF and other humanitarian actors in Syria have called on all parties to the conflict to lift sieges and allow unconditional and sustained UN access to deliver humanitarian assistance without removals or restrictions. In Syria, the first round multi-antigen routine vaccination campaign has reached 475,549 children under one from Damascus, and 410,396 children through cross border immunization.

17 Jun 2016 description
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1.3 MILLION Hard to Reach locations
200,000 Children live in Besieged locations
26 Hard to Reach locations Reached
3 Besieged locations Reached
6 Watchlist locations Reached

  • Syria’s besieged children continue to suffer enormously. No child should have to endure this suffering

14 Jun 2016 description
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By Hiba Muhammad

On 18 May 2016, UNICEF delivered humanitarian assistance for the first time in four years to the besieged city of Harasta in Rural Damascus. Just 11km from Damascus, 17,000 people were trapped under siege in the once bustling commercial and industrial hub of east Ghouta.

13 Jun 2016 description
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by Kieran Dwyer

On 1 June, UNICEF delivered vaccines and health supplies to Darayya, and on 10 June, UNICEF delivered nutrition, health and education supplies to the community. The deliveries were part of two joint convoys with the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. An estimated 4,000 people live in the besieged city, just seven km from the centre of Damascus.

12 Jun 2016 description
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DAMASCUS, 12 June 2016 – “According to reports, one child was killed and tens of others were injured in bombings yesterday near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine, south of Damascus. Today, at least five children were reportedly killed in attacks on a market in Idlib.

“This comes amid an increase in attacks on civilians in the past weeks where tens of children were reportedly killed.

08 Jun 2016 description
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AMMAN, 8 June, 2016 – “Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to be taken out of incubators because of attacks on hospitals.

“UNICEF confirms that three medical facilities were attacked in Aleppo today in the space of three hours. The al-Bayan and al-Hakeem hospitals, within a distance of 300 metres, and the Abdulhadi Fares clinic, all in the eastern part of the city were hit.

“The Al Hakim hospital, a UNICEF supported facility, is one of the few that still provide pediatric services. This is the second attack on the hospital.