UNICEF supports the most vulnerable families in Aleppo through cash-based programme
Aiming to reach the families of more than 22,000 children affected by the conflict and the COVID-19 resulting restrictions.
Almost ten years into the Syrian conflict, violence, displacement and a deteriorating economic situation have cost thousands of families their livelihoods and depleted their financial resources, leaving them unable to provide their children’s most basic needs such as food and clothing. This in turn increases children’s risk of dropping out-of-school to work and support their families. The needs of already vulnerable families have been further compounded by COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions.
“All I want is to continue to go to school and live a normal life,”
To help vulnerable families in impoverished urban areas in Aleppo secure their basic needs, UNICEF launched a cash-based programme in June 2020 that provides a one-time cash transfer to ease their financial burdens, aiming to reach the families of over 22,000 children in Aleppo.