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"Some days I Just have to listen": A family therapist works with Syrian refugees

Donatella Lorch / UNICEF

IZMIR,  26 April 2017 - 
 As a family therapist, Zeynep Kapısız regularly deals with anger, depression, fear and many pleas for help. Some days she feels overwhelmed. The problems she is trying to solve seem repetitively intractable. 


UNICEF reaches almost half of the world?s children with life-saving vaccines

Despite progress, millions of children still miss out on life-saving immunization


More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year - UNICEF

NEW YORK / GENEVA, 21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported. 

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on reported child killings in Syria

NEW YORK/DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 16 April 2017 – “After six years of war and human carnage in Syria... six years of heartbreak for so many Syrian families... there comes a new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one.

'This is our Safe Space': Syrian children find a haven where they play learn and cope

By Donatella Lorch / UNICEF

Syrian refugee children gather in front of Al Farah Child and Family Support Centre (CFSC) in Gaziantep, Turkey.


At least 27 children killed in Idlib attack - UNICEF

NEW YORK/AMMAN, 6 April 2017 – At least 27 children were confirmed killed in the attack in Idlib, northwest of Syria, UNICEF said today. A further 546 people, among them many children, have been injured. Casualty figures are expected to rise.

During the cold winter months, debit cards bring warmth to the most vulnerable Syrian children

By Donatella Lorch / UNICEF

KILIS, 5 April 2017 –
Since Ranya fled Syria and settled in the Turkish city of Kilis just over a year ago, she has moved four times, her five young children in tow. 


Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on reports of chemical weapons attacks on children and families in Syria

NEW YORK, 4 April 2017 - “The images of children choking and dying in the streets of Idlib, Syria, following alleged chemical weapons attacks, are as horrific as they are heartbreaking.

Children Matter! UNICEF urges world leaders to continue supporting Syria's children amidst new reports of atrocities

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director


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