AMMAN, Jordan/ HONG KONG, 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 warm winter clothing for all their children.
© UNICEF/UN010701/Georgiev – A young child looks out of the window of the UNICEF child friendly space at the Tabanovce reception centre for refugees in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after being refused entry into Serbia. GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 26 February, 2016 – As part of a joint endeavour to step up protection […]
© UNICEF Syrian Arab Republic/2016 – A UNICEF staff member greets 8-year-old Mohammed. When the UNICEF team met him in January, he was malnourished and extremely weak. After being treated with therapeutic food, he is now stronger and has gone back to school. By Shushan Mebrahtu After several humanitarian aid convoys reached Madaya, residents of […]
GENEVA/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 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.
GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 16 March 2016 – One hundred and two humanitarian agencies today urged sustained and unconditional humanitarian access to all Syrians.
As the parties to the conflict in Syria resume talks to end a war that now enters its sixth horrific year, there is renewed hope for peace. For an end to the suffering of millions of the innocent.
AMMAN/NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 14 March 2016 – An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children – have 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.
DAMASCUS, 6 March 2016 – The resumption of operations on 4 March of the al-Khafseh water treatment facility is critical for the lives and well-being of more than two million people.
HOMS, SYRIA/ HONG KONG, 1 March 2016 – I complete this visit to Syria, together with Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of this war. My previous trip came on the eve of the third anniversary, two years of suffering ago. Now, the cessation of hostilities offers the Syrian people the possibility of peace.
GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 1 March, 2016 – The dire situation unfolding at border points along the Balkan land route, especially in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, has left thousands of children stranded, distressed and at risk of poor health and abuse, says UNICEF.
© UNICEF/UN01444/Haidar – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake smiles as a boy embraces him, at a non-formal school in the Faida informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees New York/ HONG KONG, 22 February 2016 – For Syria’s children, today’s agreement on the terms of a cessation of hostilities is welcome news after five years of […]