Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the children of Aleppo
“As violence continues to escalate in Aleppo today, thousands of children are suffering in silence, and coming under brutal attack as the world watches.
It's children's time to be heard
In Canada at this moment federal parliamentarians are debating parental leave benefits, marketing to children and funding for First Nations children, among many other issues. We must ensure that the people directly affected have a say in these discussions and decisions.
Crisis in Aleppo: Winter is the latest threat to children in conflict-ridden Syrian city
As people continue to flee the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, UNICEF is working to reach displaced families with the supplies they need to survive the brutal winter. Some children have lost or become separated from their families, leaving them even more vulnerable.
Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on children trapped in Aleppo
More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their parents.
Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director, on the evacuation of children from an orphanage in East Aleppo
This morning, all 47 children trapped in an orphanage in east Aleppo were evacuated to safety, with some in critical condition from injuries and dehydration.
Millions of children on the move at risk as harsh winter approaches in Syria, Iraq and the surrounding region
UNICEF plans to reach 2.5 million Syrian and Iraqi children with warm clothing and heating
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