UNICEF urgently requires US$ 22.44 million to reach 435,000 children across Syria for this winter.
Without immediate support, thousands of children will be at risk as the cold winter weather begins to set in.
Almost 10 years of conflict, displacement and loss of livelihoods has taken an immeasurable toll on children and their families northwestern #Syria. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children in the northwest of Syria are in desperate need. Children and families are taking refuge in public facilities, schools, mosques, unfinished buildings and shops. Many are living in the open air including in parks, amidst heavy rains and in the freezing cold. Access to the most basic services like health, water or sanitation is either very limited or non-existent.
The recent economic downturn in Syria, and the impact of the coronavirus epidemic has further compounded a desperate situation.
UNICEF urgently requires US$ 22.44 million to reach 435,000 children under-15 and new-born babies with winter NFIs from October 2020 to March 2021 across Syria. Of the total requirement, UNICEF has a funding gap of $20 million. Without immediate additional support, thousands of children will be at risk as the cold winter weather begins to set in.