Months of violence in Ar-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor governorates have forced thousands of families to flee their homes. Over 13,000 people have sought shelter in Areesheh, a tented camp south of Hassakeh city. Most people fled with just the clothes on their backs.
Years of violence and displacement have depleted families’ financial resources, leaving them unable to provide for their children’s basic needs, including clothes.
To help ease the financial burden on families, UNICEF distributed clothing kits to 8,000 children in Areesheh, aged one day to 14 years of age. Each kit contains a light outfit, shoes, socks, under- garments and a cap.