UNICEF UK
yesterday at 09:15. Facebook
Baby Iliyas is 5 days old. He was born at a hospital near a refugee and migrant centre in Tabanovce, FYR Macedonia. His family has been living at the centre for 10 months, after having to flee from Syria.

Refugee and migrant children, including newborn babies like baby Iliyas, are at risk because of the extremely cold weather in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.

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UNICEF UK
01/21/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
In Greece and the Balkans, over 23,000 refugee and migrant children are stranded in extremely cold weather, including infants and newborns from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are being housed in shelters that are ill-equipped for winter, even as temperatures fall below freezing to -20°C. These conditions puts these children at risk of falling sick from respiratory and other serious...
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UNICEF UK
01/19/2017 at 18:11. Facebook
Over 40% of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education. Turkey is home to more than 1.2 million child refugees, making it the top child refugee hosting country in the world.

In partnership with the Government of Turkey, Unicef is helping strengthen education systems, increase access to learning and improve the quality of inclusive education for Syrian and vulnerable...
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UNICEF UK
01/19/2017 at 08:45. Facebook
This little child has just been vaccinated against polio. Over the past 30 years the number of children getting polio has fallen by more than 99%. If you’re flying with @easyJet this winter, please donate on-board to help keep children safe and end this disease forever.
UNICEF UK
01/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Did you know that every month, thousands of children from Central America are risking kidnapping, trafficking, rape, or murder as they flee from brutal gangs and stifling poverty? Explorer and Unicef supporter Levison Wood met some of the children who have taken, or are considering taking, this dangerous journey – including 13-year-old Ariel. Read more about his experience and Unicef's work to...
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UNICEF UK
01/17/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Simon Reeve, Unicef UK supporter, recently met Syrians living in refugee camps. Here is how he described the experience:

“Filming on the border between Turkey and Syria recently I could hear a constant thudding noise in the distance. It was the terrible sound of artillery hitting Aleppo, just a few miles to the south.

“Syrians in the refugee camp I was visiting would wince at each blast,...
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UNICEF UK
01/16/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Today, we're sharing with you the story of Salma and her three daughters. They're a Kurdish family who had to flee the war in Syria. They now live in the UK.

Sisters Sama, Maya and Arta are safe and happy in their new school, but they went through a difficult time. They were separated from their mum for a whole year.

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UNICEF UK
01/14/2017. Facebook
Did you know that the number of unaccompanied children arriving to Italy by sea more than doubled in 2016?

Highly vulnerable children are risking their lives to get to Europe, and the systems currently in place are failing to protect them.

You can read the stories of some children who have taken this journey in the captions of these photos.
UNICEF UK
01/13/2017. Facebook
We love seeing children playing and having fun! Watch our ambassador Andy Murray warming up for the Australian Open with a group of refugee children in Melbourne yesterday.

"It’s great to know that organisations such as Unicef are not only
working hard to help keep refugee children around the world safe, but also helping rebuild their lives,” said Andy.
UNICEF UK
01/11/2017. Facebook
Violence is raging across Yemen as the civil war is close to entering its third year.

"Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen. Instead of learning, children are witnessing death, war, and destruction." – Meritxell Relaño, Unicef Representative in Yemen.
UNICEF UK
01/10/2017. Facebook
Some news to brighten up your week: on Saturday, Unicef took part in an inter-agency humanitarian convoy to Moadamiyeh, a besieged area in Rural Damascus, Syria.

We were able to deliver winter clothes, blankets, medicine, nutrition supplements and education materials for 4,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF UK
01/09/2017. Facebook
From attacks on schools to the use of water as a weapon of war, 2016 was a devastating year for the children of Syria.

#ChildrenOfSyria
UNICEF UK
01/08/2017. Facebook
This is Faisal. He's an 11-year-old refugee from Syria, now living in Jordan. Faisal was shot in the head while playing outside with his friends. His mother was standing just in front of him. The family were brought to Amman, Jordan, for medical treatment and are living in a tiny apartment in a sidestreet in East Amman.

With the support of Unicef, Faisal is able to attend a Makani centre...
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UNICEF UK
01/07/2017. Facebook
#Iraq: Today we're sharing with you a video about our work for children displaced from Mosul.

Linda works at the Debaga displacement camp, where she helps children who have escaped ISIL recover from trauma. At the Unicef-supported child-friendly space, children find a safe place for fun and educational activities, providing them with a sense of normalcy.

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UNICEF UK
01/06/2017. Facebook
Did you know that Unicef has started an emergency response to water cuts in Damascus, Syria?

At least 4 million people in Damascus and surrounding areas have lost access to water since 22 December due to fighting.

Unicef has rehabilitated and equipped 120 wells in the area. These wells have been the sole source of water for the entire city of Damascus in the last 2 weeks.

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UNICEF UK
01/05/2017. Facebook
Malnutrition in #Syria: Children who live in conflict zones and those who are displaced by conflict are often at risk of malnutrition. Unicef is on the ground in Syria, screening children for malnutrition and giving nutritional supplements to children who have survived for weeks and months with just the bare minimum of food.
UNICEF UK
01/04/2017. Facebook
10-year-old Ansam was born blind, and her family was displaced by fighting in Damascus, Syria. Her beautiful voice sends a message of hope from the #ChildrenOfSyria for 2017.

Turn the volume up to be transported by her captivating voice, singing "I Will Return."

With help from Unicef and our partner Awtar, Ansam attends a psychosocial support programme where she learned to play the oud and...
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UNICEF UK
01/03/2017. Facebook
Thousands of families are returning home to some neighbourhoods in east Aleppo. Most of them find little more than rubble because of the fighting, and getting clean and running water is a challenge. Families in these areas rely entirely on water trucked with support from Unicef. In addition to emergency water trucking of 600,000 litres a day, Unicef and partners are repairing two main water...
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UNICEF UK
01/02/2017. Facebook
Ali is 5 and lives with his mum and 3 younger siblings in a tent in Jordan. They are originally from Syria, but violence and bombings forced them away from their home and they sought refuge in Jordan. Life in Jordan, however, doesn’t come without its challenges. The tent that Ali lives in doesn’t have a heater, and the winter can get very cold.
The family just received new clothes for winter...
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UNICEF UK
12/31/2016. Facebook
We are closing out 2016 with these lovely, hopeful photos from Syria. The situation in Syria is dire: millions have been displaced by violence, temperatures are plummeting to sub-zero, and parents are often unable to provide their children with the most basic necessities such as food, water and heating. However, children still offer a ray of hope through their adorable smiles.

Unicef is on...
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