UNICEF reaches children in Al-Hasakeh with winter clothes
Over 14,500 winter clothing kits to children under 15 years of age, including more than 800 newborn winter kits
UNICEF reaches children in Al-Hasakeh, displaced by violence in northeast Syria, with winter clothes Six weeks into the escalation of violence in northeast Syria, nearly 74,400 people, including over 31,000 children, continue to be displaced. Displaced children and families have fled the fighting carrying no more than the bare essentials and the clothes on their backs. Forced to leave their homes behind, families moved toward Al-Hasakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates to stay with relatives in host communities or in collective shelters in extremely harsh conditions.
“I escaped home barefoot. We had to leave everything behind! Even important documents,”
“I love me new clothes! They’re warm,”
In Al-Hasakeh governorate, as temperatures drop, to help keep the children warm and support the families whose sources of income are gone or have been severely impacted, UNICEF has distributed over 14,500 winter clothing kits to children under 15 years of age, including more than 800 newborn winter kits, reaching them in shelters and host communities.