STATEMENT: Key water station in Syria down, putting 460K at risk amid Covid-19 scale-up

Interruption to key water station in the northeast of Syria puts 460,000 people at risk as efforts ramp up to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease From Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria DAMASCUS, 23 March 2020 – “Yet again the water supply from the Allouk water station in the northeast of Syria has been interrupted. … Continued

Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria, 1 million born as refugees in neighbouring countries – UNICEF

Over 9,000 children killed or injured in the conflict, according to verified data Click here if you’d like to donate to the Syrian Crisis AMMAN/NEW YORK, 15 March 2020 – Some 4.8 million children were born in Syria since the conflict began nine years ago. An additional 1 million were born as refugees in neighbouring countries. … Continued

Protecting children must be top priority, in latest refugee surge response – UNICEF statement

Statement attributable to Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Response in Europe     GENEVA, 3 March 2020 – “The reported death of a child, among nearly 50 people aboard a boat which capsized off the Greek island of Lesvos yesterday, is … Continued

Children and teachers killed as schools and kindergartens attacked in Idlib

  STATEMENT Statement attributable to Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa UNICEF spokespeople in the region are available for interview Multimedia materials are available here AMMAN/DUBLIN, 27 February 2020 – “Once again we are shocked at a wave of unrelenting violence that saw at least nine children and three teachers … Continued

Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather

  PRESS RELEASE  Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather 77 children killed or injured in the fighting since the beginning of the year UNICEF spokespersons in the region are available for interview New multimedia materials available here: https://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AM4080EHO1F GENEVA/AMMAN/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 February 2020 – More than … Continued

UNICEF and partners vaccinate 230K in Iraq and Syria against polio and measles, many affected by fresh violence

At least 80,000 children flee their homes due to recent violence in northeast Syria DUBLIN/AMMAN 25 October 2019 – UNICEF and partners have provided polio and measles vaccines for nearly 232,000 children under the age of five in Al-Hasakeh governorate, northeast of Syria, including in collective shelters and camps such as Al-Hol and A’reesha. In … Continued

70,000 children displaced as violence escalates in Syria 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore  Download visuals here NEW YORK, 14 October 2019 – “UNICEF estimates that nearly 70,000 children have been displaced since hostilities in northeast Syria escalated nearly a week ago.   “UNICEF confirms that at least four children have been killed and nine others injured in northeast Syria. Seven children have reportedly … Continued

Syria’s children once again in firing line as violence escalates in North East

UNICEF Ireland Executive Director comments on latest developments   DUBLIN 10 October 2019 – As violence escalates in North East Syria, children face death, injury and displacement. UNICEF teams on the ground are ready to respond with lifesaving assistance, along with partners. Children suffer In conflict, children suffer first and most. Parties to the conflict … Continued

2018 deadliest year yet for children in Syria as war enters 9th year

Thousands of children vaccinated in remote Rukban settlement amid severe lack of access to medical care