UNICEF protects children in Raqqa against the cold

Thanks to a generous contribution from France, Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID)

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happy child carrying a UNICEF box
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30 March 2020

UNICEF protects children in Raqqa against the cold Years of conflict, displacement and loss of livelihoods have taken a toll on children and their families in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria, leaving parents unable to provide their children’s basic needs, including for winter clothes. To help them cope with the cold winter, UNICEF distributed 35,000 clothing kits to children aged 0-14 with thanks to a generous contribution from France, Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID). Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, a woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes. #ForEveryChild, warmth.

child wearing new winter clothes
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Lava, 13, wearing her new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria. “The thermal outfit is my favorite; it’s so comfortable and warm,” she says. Lava and her family fled escalating violence in rural Aleppo in 2014 and settled in Raqqa.
child wearing new winter clothes
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Zakariya, 10, wearing his new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria. “Heavy rain turns the way to school into a big swamp,” explains Zakariya who is happy to receive durable winter boots to wear to school.
child wearing new winter clothes
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Darin, 11, wearing her new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria. Darin and her family arrived in Raqqa 6 months ago, having been displaced from rural Aleppo and spent years on the move.
child carrying a UNICEF box
UNICEF/Syria2020/Muhammad Wasel
Years of conflict, displacement and loss of livelihoods have taken a toll on children and their families in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria, leaving parents unable to provide their children’s basic needs, including for winter clothes. To help them cope with the cold winter, UNICEF distributed 35,000 clothing kits to children aged 0-14 with thanks to a generous contribution from France, Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID).
child wearing new winter clothes
UNICEF/Syria2020/Muhammad Wasel
Midas, 9, wearing his new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF in the city of Raqqa, northeast Syria. Together with his family, Midas arrived in Raqqa last year, having been displaced from rural Aleppo and spent years on the move.