UNICEF reaching children with an engaging awareness-raising memory game against COVID-19

Thanks to generous contributions from ECHO, Educate a child and WFP

UNICEF
14 October 2020

Following months of COVID-19 measures in Syria, movement restrictions have been eased and schools have reopened. To help keep children safe and informed about the precaution and prevention measures against the coronavirus global pandemic, UNICEF has been reaching them with an engaging awareness-raising memory game.

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“I know a lot about the coronavirus, and I have a good memory. I’m sure I will win when I play the game with my siblings,” says Saleh, 11, while exploring his newly received COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game in Al Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.

“I know a lot about the coronavirus, and I have a good memory. I’m sure I will win when I play the game with my siblings,”

Saleh, 11
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Families in Al Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, receiving UNICEF’s COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game for children, along with food baskets provided by the World Food Programme (WFP).
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Joudi, 4, receives UNICEF’s COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game distributed along with the food basket provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), she and her mother came to get in Al Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.
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Ahmad, 12, receives his COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game distributed along with food baskets provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), in Al Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.
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Baraa, 13, learning how to play UNICEF’s COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game.
man giving card game to girl
UNICEF/Syria/2020/Antwan Chnkdji
“It’s a fun way to learn about the coronavirus and hygiene,” says Baraa, 13, while receiving her COVID-19 awareness-raising memory game in Al Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.

In Aleppo, with thanks to generous contributions from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and Education Cannot Wait (ECW), UNICEF is distributing more than 52,000 memory games to children, along with food baskets provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the families whose financial resources were severely impacted by the conflict.