Syria

UNICEF Whole of Syria Facts and Figures: Child Protection (January - December 2016)

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SITUATION ANALYSIS

During 2016, Syria’s children continued to suffer from escalating conflict and brutal violence, which directly impacted their survival, protection, development, and well-being. Throughout the year, children faced violence, abuse and exploitation, recruitment and use by all parties, killing, maiming, abduction and sexual and gender-based violence.

HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF led the establishment of the UN Country Task Force (CTFMR) to facilitate the monitoring, reporting and response to grave child rights violations.

• In 2016, UNICEF supported the establishment of child friendly spaces and mobile teams, reaching more than 433,000 children and around 70,000 caregivers (67 percent women) with structured and sustained child protection interventions;

• UNICEF reached over 1.8 million people with mine risk education, including through support to a large-scale capacity development exercise involving more than 2,300 professionals