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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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Orlando Bloom Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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— Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor. In UNICEF’s Photo of the Week (above), taken by photographer Giovanni Diffidenti, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom shares a laugh with 12-year-old Esmaeil near his family’s two-room dwelling in the northern city of Irbid, Jordan. Esmaeil, his parents and his five siblings are refugees from the northern Syrian […]

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UNICEF Restores Access to Water in Emergencies

— This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is highlighting the issue of clean water by challenging you to go without your phone. We’ve been sharing ways in which UNICEF improves access to clean water. No situation is more pressing than an emergency, when restoring access to clean water is key to preventing the spread of disease. […]

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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 U.N. Report on Syria: 10,000 Children Killed

Syrian children stand in the entryway of their tent shelter at the Bab Al Salame displacement camp near Syria's border with Turkey.

— The U.N. has released a harrowing new report that documents the extent of the suffering experienced by Syria’s children during three years of conflict. Children have endured “acts of terror” and “grave violations,” the report states. They have been sexually abused and tortured, used as human shields and recruited as child soldiers. More than 10,000 […]

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New Report: 11,000 Children Killed in Syria Since 2011

Children at the Kawergosk camp for Syrian refugees, just west of Erbil, Iraq. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1015/ALESSIO ROMENZI

— 11,420 children have been killed in Syria’s conflict over the last 30 months according to a report released yesterday by the London-based Oxford Research Group. The report, Stolen Futures: The Hidden Toll of Child Casualties in Syria, details the extent to which children are this war’s true victims, often deliberately targeted for killing. Seven out […]

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