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After a decade of conflict, children in Syria continue to pay the heaviest price. Today we answer pressing questions about what is happening in Syria, how UNICEF is working to protect children, and how you can support our work.

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Seven years ago, a young mother named Haifa and 50 members of her extended family fled escalating violence in the city of Erbin and settled on a farm in the suburbs, where they hoped they'd be safe. Now Haifa tells her story of how she has worked to protect her children from the conflict.

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In Aleppo, Syria, a joint UNICEF and World Food Program (WFP) venture is helping children like Lamis and her family secure essentials, during COVID-19.

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Syrian youth are learning new skills, to help produce masks and keep children and families in their community protected against COVID-19.

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UNICEF has been supporting Safa, a Syrian refugee girl, since 2014. Abedelmajeed El-Noaimi, a Communications Specialist with UNICEF Jordan shares his experiences with Safa over the past 6 years.

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Despite the closure of schools across the country due to COVID-19, children in Syria are finding ways to keep their education going.

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One principal’s quest to support children’s education despite ongoing conflict.

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In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.

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UNICEF Canada ambassador and teacher Bayan Yammout visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees – in October 2019, to provide training for facilitators (Syrian refugees who run the UNICEF designated programs) at the camp’s Makani Centres. In a two part series, she shares her reflections on life for children in the camps.

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UNICEF Canada ambassador and teacher Bayan Yammout visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees – in October 2019, to provide training for facilitators at the camp’s Makani Centres. In a two part series, she shares her reflections on life for children in the camps.

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