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Geographic Region : Middle East and North Africa

We are pleased to present all posts in geographical region "Middle East and North Africa"

How Aleppo's orphans find a place to call home

Posted by: UNICEF March 23, 2017

What happens when you lose a parent in Syria? Read more »

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Water is a family affair

Posted by: UNICEF March 22, 2017

For millions of people around the globe, water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved. Still, in 2015, 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water. VII Photo’s Ashley Gilbertson photographed in seven countries for UNICEF, making portraits of families and their daily water use. As part of World Water Day, we present some of these portraits. Read more »


An agenda for action on children uprooted

Posted by: UNICEF February 28, 2017

Nearly 50 million children are on the move — 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflict, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Far too many children encounter deadly danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination. The world must stand up for these children. It is time to take action. Read more »


Hitting rock bottom: Children’s suffering in Syria at its worst, UNICEF reports on sixth anniversary of deadly conflict

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 12, 2017

Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim report of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. Read more »

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Famine threatens 1.4 million children, but there is still hope

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 24, 2017

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Every day children are dying and UNICEF is working with partners to provide life-saving support for children and families. These are the stories of some of the children caught in this crisis. Read more »


Amidst the rubble, Aleppo’s children head back to school

Posted by: UNICEF February 27, 2017

Carrying new UNICEF school bags filled with supplies, children in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo are marching off to school, eager to settle in to their second-semester routines. Read more »

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Children and families in Syria face dropping temperatures with little protection from the cold

Posted by: UNICEF February 13, 2017

For children and their families across Syria, winter used to bring joy. But after six years of conflict, childhood memories of getting cosy around the heater, playing in the snow and warm winter clothes, are all but forgotten. Read more »

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Two refugees, a generation apart

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 13, 2017

A young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee tell their story. Read more »

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Millions of children on the move at risk from harsh winter

Posted by: UNICEF January 24, 2017

Millions of children who are already vulnerable are facing a winter without warm clothing and heating. Read more »

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