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As Polio Spreads to Iraq , UNICEF & WHO Aim to Immunize 20 Million Children

10-day-old Mohammed receives his immunization against polio at a UNICEF-supported health center in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees in Iraq.

— Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt early this month, aiming to reach more than 20 million children. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern Baghdad. “The recent detection […]

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The Most Dangerous Place in the World for a Child

— UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour last week about the devastating impact of the conflict on Syria’s children. As March 15 marked the third anniversary of the civil war, UNICEF released a report illustrating the need for humanitarian assistance: 5.5. million children have been affected by the conflict 10,000 children have […]

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Infographic: Syria’s Children Under Siege

— Three years of conflict have turned Syria into one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child. Learn more in this infographic. Click on the image to enlarge.

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UNICEF Report: Children Under Siege in Syria

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— Donate Now The number of Syrian children who need humanitarian assistance has more than doubled in a year — according to a new report published today by UNICEF. The most hard hit: up to a million children trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or are hard to reach because of violence. Under […]

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New Report on the World’s Most Urgent Children’s Crises

A Syrian father accompanies his daughters to school in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1390/Shehzad Noorani

— UNICEF is making a big push for Syria’s children in its annual appeal to respond to the world’s most critical emergencies. Nearly 40 percent of the 2014 humanitarian action appeal is designated as aid for children in Syria and the surrounding region, an indication that UNICEF is redoubling its efforts to ensure that Syria’s traumatized […]

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More than 500 Syrian Children Evacuated from Homs

Women, children and the elderly make up most of the evacuees. This family, pictured in July 2013, gather for a meal at a shelter for displaced people outside Homs. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0548/Alma Hassoun.

— Following a cease-fire that went into effect on Friday, more than 1,000 civilians — including more than 500 children — were evacuated from the Old City in Homs, Syria’s third largest city and a center of violence in the ongoing crisis. Despite the cease-fire, humanitarian workers have been deliberately targeted, according to Valerie Amos, the […]

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