UNICEF reaches children in besieged Syrian city with first aid in months

 

Children across Syria are experiencing their seventh year of conflict. UNICEF’s aid workers on the ground are committed to those children, and will fight for their rights until they are realised. Our team is making a real difference. UNICEF can only carry out the work it does because of generous donations from members of the public like you.

On 2 May 2017 UNICEF delivered critical supplies to children as part of the first humanitarian convoy to reach the besieged city of Duma in over six months.

After waiting for 12 hours at check points, UNICEF teams delivered  vaccines enough for some 60,000 children up to 12 years old, as well as medicine and medical supplies, nutrition supplements, educational materials and clothes enough for over 11,500 children.

An estimated 213,000 people, including some 90,000 children have been living under siege in Duma since 2013. With the recent renewed escalation of fighting in the area, prices of the little available basic commodities have soared making it even harder for families to cope.

On behalf of the children of Syria, UNICEF once again calls for unconditional and sustained access to all children in need, including those living under siege.

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Photo: UNICEF aid mission to Duma continued into the early hours of the morning. UNICEF delivered medicine, nutrition supplements, educational materials and clothes for over 11,500 children. UNICEF also delivered life-saving vaccines for almost 60,000 children under the age of 12. ©UNICEF/2017/Syria/ Duma/Bassam_Khabieh