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As violence continues today in the town of Ras Al-Ain, the A’llouk water station in the town has now been out of service for more than one week. The station, situated near the fighting, provides water supply for nearly 400,000 people, including many children. 

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

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UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access and protection of children including re-integration into local communities and safe return to home countries

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Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

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The thousands of children of foreign fighters languishing in camps, detention centers or orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are among the world’s most vulnerable children. They live in appalling conditions amid constant threats to their health, safety and well-being.

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At least 12 children have been killed in northwestern Syria since April 20 as violence in the demilitarized zone continues to escalate.

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“My house is always full of female villagers coming for consultations and sometimes just moral support!” says Amina, who lives in Syria and works as a health educator.

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UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Geert Cappelaere’s remarks

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March 15 marks the 8th year-mark of the war in Syria. There are now millions of children living in Syria, and in neighboring countries, who have never known anything but war. This photo series takes you through the memories of Syrian children – now living in Za’atari Refugee Camp – and the objects they brought with them that encapsulate those memories.

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