UNICEF Winter Report
As winter reaches its end in the Middle East, millions of Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi and host communities' children can look forward to warmer days having suffered another harsh winter.
This sadly is not the case for all. Whether within their home country, or seeking safety across borders, the past winter was particularly cruel for children, causing the death of some, making them sick and blocking them from going to school.
UNICEF WAS ABLE TO REACH 65% OF THE 1.3 MILLION IDENTIFIED CHILDREN, WITH A 42% FUNDING GAP THIS WINTER
UNICEF has been able to reach 849,157 children with its winter response, to support and protect the most vulnerable children. However, a funding gap of 22.2* million US$ left 506,424 children without assistance.
Winter clothing kits reached nearly 510,880 children. Where local markets allowed, vouchers and e-vouchers reached 122,499 children, allowing parents and children to choose the most essential items to help protect them from winter conditions. Cash assistance allowed families to purchase vital warm clothing for children and reached 108,935 children.