Henrietta H. Fore statement on continuing violence in Syria

8th April 2018

NEW YORK, 8 April 2018 – “There continues to be no respite for the children of Syria. Shelling on Damascus City has reportedly led to civilian casualties and violence has resumed in the besieged enclave of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, with fatal attacks against civilian infrastructure and damage to health facilities.

“I am particularly horrified by allegations of a chemical attack in Douma which has reportedly killed and injured scores of people, including children.

“The children of Syria have witnessed and experienced unimaginable suffering over the past seven years. This can be stopped. It needs to stop now. Children are dying before our eyes.”



UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

Follow UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook

For more information, please contact:

Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1917 209 1804, nmekki@unicef.org


On 20 March in Nashabieh, eastern Ghouta, a boy stands in front of water tanks that UNICEF and partners have provided at a school sheltering internally displaced people (IDPs). UNICEF is providing water trucking and water tanks ensure access to safe water for around 6,000 IDPs including children sheltering in three schools in Nashabieh. © UNICEF/Nader
Help protect children
UNICEF | for every child

Stay informed

Add value to your inbox!
Sign up to keep up to date on what's going on around the world.