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No dream too big: Ranim’s hope for a better future
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH PAUL MOLINARO – REGIONAL CHIEF OF SUPPLY
We spoke to one of the most prominent faces of UNICEF in the field of supply and logistics: the regional chief of supply at UNICEF Middle East and North Africa, Paul Molinaro. It took five questions to scratch beneath the surface and know more about the U

UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa completes visit in the State of Palestine
EAST JERUSALEM, 23 December 2016 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, has completed a four-day visit to the State of Palestine, where he witnessed firsthand the challenges which children face; results achieved

Meet Dactora Huda “I dream of a day when Yemen is free of polio”
Umm Abdulla or Dactora Huda, as some people call her, is a vaccinator in Aden, south of Yemen. Umm has been doing this job for more than 20 years, she works with the Malla Polyclinic and goes door-to- door looking for kids that need to be vaccinated in

I decided to take action, there are many things we can do to keep our city clean in Yemen
IBB, Yemen, April 2016. Islam is 15 years old, a tall smiling young boy, he is doing very well at school, “he is always one of the best in his class”, his father says proudly. Islam has four younger sisters and three older brothers, he likes science but

Handwashing and Hygiene Kits in Yemen
Aden, October 2015. It’s early morning in Sheikh Othman District, but despite the hour, there is a buzz in the air. The community volunteers are in the area again and they’re talking about water.

Darfur’s War Children – After a decade growing up in a displaced camp, education is offering hope to thousands of boys and girls
Zamzam camp, North Darfur: The childhood memories of Maryam Ahmed are threadbare and fading – but they are not forgotten.

Education Cannot Wait!’ – Making the Case for Sudan’s Children
Four million school-aged children live in eight conflict-affected states in Sudan. About 40% of these (1.6 million) are out of school, of which 50% are girls, and need immediate assistance to access education services. These include 925,073 displaced, 122

For child victims of war in Darfur, a UNICEF-supported education programme is sometimes their only hope
El Neem camp, East Darfur, - In Darfur, when the gunmen come to your village, the only thing to do is run. Back in 2013, that is exactly what Hassan Mohamed Ahmed was forced to do.

Championing for a Sudan Free from Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C)
8 February 2016 – Al Salaam Camp, North Darfur: Like most women of her generation, Hawar Abdullah Hamid will never forget the day she was cut....

Thousands of children in Libya get a chance to learn and play
Tripoli, Libya, 26 Jan 2016- Following the outbreak of war in Libya in 2011, thousands of children are getting a chance to be children again-to learn and play.

Child Friendly Space Helps Keep Hopes Alive for Children Affected by Conflict in Iraq
Takiya Camp, Iraq, 03 November 2015-The sight of sprawling white containers on the southern outskirts of Baghdad stand out clearly on a sunny and dry autumn day. This is not a summer camp, but a temporary refuge for people uprooted by a devastating.....

Polio outbreak stopped in Middle East, experts remain cautious
Despite continuing conflict, declining immunization rates in conflict affected areas and mass population displacement, no new polio cases have been reported in the Middle East for over 18 months, and experts believe the extensive.......

Amid Iraq’s turmoil, some children find solace in the classroom
Takiya camp, outside Baghdad: Entering an IDP camp is never easy, and certainly not in Iraq: besides the multiple levels of clearance, visitors have to navigate other unforeseen hazards - an inexperienced policeman stationed at the gate, for example...

UNICEF Responds to Urgent Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Needs of Internally Displaced People in Libya
Tripoli, Libya, 7 June 2015 – More than 1,700 internally displaced Tawergha families in nine camps in Libya have been provided with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services.

Providing education amid violence in Iraq
“I’ve had the opportunity to leave Iraq in the past, but I haven’t taken it,” says UNICEF Education Officer Iman Abdullah. “I stayed because of my children. I wanted to show them that we rise up as a society when we accept others.”

Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice Circle Session
SUDAN-Kassala, March 2014 - Recently, Mona Showeeb hosted a Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice Circle Session “ NIPP”. The Session, which is called NIPP Circle, was attended by 15 community members who were very keen to learn how to keep their childre

New report reveals children in deprived areas still live in poverty in Tunisia
Tunis, 3 November 2014 – A new study has revealed that, in deprived areas, many children and adolescents under the age of 18, who make up one third of the population in Tunisia, live in a state of poverty and experience difficult conditions

UNICEF and IDLO launch study into child justice system in the MENA region
Amman, Jordan, 27 October 2014- UNICEF and the International Development Law Association (IDLO) have launched a seven month study to look at alternative methods of detention and punishment for children who come into conflict with the law.

Survival in Gaza: how one UNICEF staff member survived 50 days of violence
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza. September 2014 - The entire front of Bassam Nasser’s house has disappeared; a tank shell has left a large hole in the roof and his flatscreen tv has been put out of action – apparently by a piece of shrapnel.

Refugee children from Iraq find a space to feel safe in Syria
Malkieh, Syria 1 October 2014 – Hundreds of Iraqi children who fled fighting in northern Iraq have discovered they can be kids again, at UNICEF supported child friendly places in the Newroz refugee camp in Syria.

Mixed feelings for Gaza’s children as they return to a new school year
Gaza, SoP, September 16 2014-The sight of schoolchildren filing into classrooms across Gaza this week was a welcome sign that in one respect at least, life in the territory is returning to some kind of normality after a traumatic summer of conflict and bl

UNICEF delivers clothes for 1,000 children in Nawrouz camp
Nawrouz camp, northern Syria, 14 August 2014, “Yazidis like to dress in colours. We hate black,” says 16-year-old Araz, a recent arrival to the Nawrouz refugee camp in northern Syria

Breaking Social Barriers to Reach Every Child
5th June 2014, Sa’ada. As 7-month old Sami gets his first round of vaccinations, children waiting for their turn peer in through the windows and records are checked to see if anyone else is missing. This is day seven of an integrated health campaign to r

A long walk towards health
DJIBOUTI, Ali-Sabieh, 17 June 2014- When her husband fell victim to Somalia’s ongoing civil war, Chouckri gathered her seven children and fled to neighbouring Djibouti.

The Recruit (A male adolescent, 19)
YEMEN, 11 June, 2014 - When I was seven years old, my family was involved in a dispute with another family in the village. My big brother was imprisoned and my father was shot 14 times by the other family.

Dafurian Mothers want a better future for their children
Nyala, South Darfur, May 2014-In has been a decade since the conflict started in Darfur and Dafurian mother’s tears are endless.

Tasera a Darfurian child “I want peace and education”
Nyala, South Darfur, May 2014-Recently, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan urged all parties who are involved in armed conflict in Darfur to “listen to the voice of the children” and work to provide a safe environment for them.

Morocco: UNICEF supports the government to develop a national integrated policy for child protection
Morocco: UNICEF supports the government to develop a national integrated policy for child protection "From this rostrum we commit ourselves to be fully engaged with you in the implementation and monitoring of the integrated policy for child protection

In Sudan, a massive nutrition survey provides much needed data
Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan – January 2014: A new survey method has been used for the first time in Sudan to collect data on child malnutrition. The Simple Spatial Survey Method (S3M) can be used to cover larger areas than other methods

Pioneer midwife in South Darfur still passionate about maternal health at 78
Nyala, South Darfur, January 2014: In her 48 years as a midwife, Fatima Ali has delivered thousands of girls and boys. More than that, she opened South Darfur’s first and only midwifery school which has trained 1,500 midwives.

How young people bridged the aid gap in Darfur’s Kalma camp
Kalma camp, South Darfur, January 2014 - For ten long days Khadija, 30, grieved at the thought of never seeing her five children again. The family had been separated in a fierce, armed attack.

For Eastern Sudanese nomads, education for girls is a priority
Kassala, Eastern Sudan, 8 April, 2014 - It used to be a rare exception that children from Sudan’s nomad communities got a chance to go to school. Faiza is proof of how much things have changed. Next year, the 18-year-old aims to attend medical school.

The benefit of bednets: malaria cases drop in Darfur IDP camp
Nyala, South Darfur – January 2014: It’s a simple tool with great health benefits: ‘Since we started using bednets, none of us have been sick with malaria’, says Khadija, 37, who lives with her husband and five children in the Draij camp outside Nyala, So

In Yemen, one girl fights back against the practice of early marriage
SANA’A, Yemen, 26 March 2014 – One afternoon, Laila returned home from school, excited to tell her mother about what she had learned and the games she had played with her friends. The 13-year-old found her mother lying in bed.

Household survey begins to determine needs of women and children in Palestine
Jerusalem, March 23, 2014 – Ninety Palestinian field workers are conducting house-to house surveys as part of a two month data-collecting exercise which will bring long term benefits to women and children in Gaza and the West Bank.

Running out of water in Yemen
YEMEN, 24 March, 2014 - Yemen is one of the most water-stressed countries in the Middle East. Prior to the unrest that swept across Yemen in 2011, surveys showed that approximately 4.5 million children lived in households that had no access to a proper wa

In the Sudan, a transformed school transforms children – and their community
KASSALA, Sudan, 17 March 2014 – Malaz, 13, has been a student at Jamam basic school, outside Kassala town, the capital of Eastern Sudan’s Kassala State, since she was in the first grade.

A Community in Yemen Transforms its school and its environs
EMEN, 18 March, 2014- Stray bullets turned the schoolyard into a battleground. Children and teachers were terrified, fearing where they would land, fearing what might happen to them.

No Identity…no right…A worthwhile Struggle
YEMEN,17 March, 2014-Without any proof of age, name or identity, sisters Amera and Halima faced a difficult future. Their older sisters had managed to study at school until Grades 7 and 9, but the two younger siblings, aged just 6 and 7

Children in post conflict Libya have access to safer places to play
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

A fresh solution to Gaza's water crisis
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Desalination plants help respond to Gaza’s water crisis
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

UNICEF and the Government of Japan make water possible for rural children
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

UNICEF unveils the Urban Child Development Index in world premiere in Rabat
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Hope for children — even if they are behind bars
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Celebrating a special week for children in Iran
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Mark Levengood, UNICEF Sweden Goodwill Ambassador, meets with Palestinian children
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

UNICEF appreciates use of art to protect children in contact with the law
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Overlooked and Forgotten: The Story of an Iraqi Family in Refuge
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Combatting risk of disease in Domiz refugee camp as summer approaches
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Syrian children in Turkey get education despite language challenges
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Crossing the border from Syria to Iraq
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

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Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Human interest stories
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

كلمة صابرين جابر بمناسبة إطلاق تقرير وضع الأطفال في العالم - طولكرم - دولة فلسطين - 2013
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Children with disabilities among Syria’s most vulnerable
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Syrian children with disabilities tell their stories of courage and resilience in Domiz Camp, Iraq
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Syrian children with disabilities resilient amid conflict
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

More disaster looms for children caught in Sa’ada emergency, Yemen
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

Yesterday a student, today a baker
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

East Jerusalem's young people find inspiration in new programmes
Homs, Syrian Arab Republic, 15 August 2017 – As fighting and attacks escalated in the city of Homs in early 2012, Ranim, 15 at the time, and her family, had to flee her home in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood of Baba Amr, seeking safety in the nearby ne

 

 
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