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Syria’s nine year conflict has continued unabated, with all parties to the conflict intensifying military operations in Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Eastern Ghouta and in the Northeast of the country. Despite the ongoing conflict, UNICEF has been working hard to provide essential supplies and support to children in the region.

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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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Kawthar is a 25 year old mother, who fled airstrikes in Serekaniye (also known as Ras Al-Ayn) with her only daughter Barcham (2 and a half years old). They are some of the approximately 176,000 people (including almost 80,000 children) who have been displaced inside north-eastern Syria just in the last two weeks.

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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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