Syria Children's Emergency
UNICEF REQUIRES URGENT FUNDING TO HELP SYRIAN CHILDREN
As the conflict in Syria rages into its third year - an entire generation – almost 4 million children are at risk. They are in the depths of a crisis they didn’t make and these children need our help.
After experiencing unspeakable violence, including seeing their families torn apart, losing their friends and witnessing the destruction of their schools and communities, children are now facing a struggle for survival.They need shelter, clean water, medicine and food – and they need it urgently.
So long as children’s lives are in danger and they remain vulnerable, UNICEF will be in Syria and surrounding countries providing lifesaving assistance.
Since the early days of this crisis UNICEF has been on the ground in Syria. Together with our partners we’ve been working around the clock to ensure children have the basics they need to survive and child-friendly spaces to play and recover from the trauma they have suffered.
What is UNICEF doing to support Syrian Children?
- We’ve vaccinated 1.5 million children against measles and polio
- Providing clothes to keep children warm and dry
- Distributing hygiene kits to keep children safe and healthy
- Delivering school supplies and setting up make-shift schools and child-friendly spaces
- Providing safe drinking water to 5.2 million people inside Syria alone
- We are providing support for traumatised children
- Supporting 50 mobile health teams to access hard to reach children inside Syria
- Distributing therapeutic foods to treat malnutrition
Our funds are running low and without additional financial support we may need to cut vital programmes. Please help us make sure Syrian children get the life-saving assistance they need.
PLEASE HELP NOW
Your kind donation of:
- $24 could help buy 3,000 water purification tablets; each tablet turns 4-5 litres of dirty water into safe drinking water for children and families.
- $34 could help buy 100 doses of measles vaccine to immunise children against this killer disease.
- $77 could help buy 500 pencils and 100 exercise books to continue an education for children who’ve suffered trauma or their school has been destroyed.
650,000 children have fled Syria and are sheltering in refugee camps in neighbouring countries like Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey - conditions here are tough.
Please donate today, you can help reach every Syrian child in need.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0212/AbdulmunemA girl helps her 3-year-old brother, Safa, wash himself with water from a tap in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees, in Iraq.
The camp currently hosts more than 35,000 refugees. By late April, an average of 550 Syrians were arriving each day in Iraq,
Ongoing UNICEF support at the camp includes programmes in health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; education; and child protection, including psychosocial assistance for children traumatized by the conflict.
UNICEF has also supported a mass vaccination campaign that reached over 19,300 refugees with measles immunizations and protected over 17,600 against meningitis.
Want to Learn More?
If you are interested in learning more about the situation in Syria, visit the following links:
- Visit our news page, where we will keep you up-to-date on the crisis in Syria.
- Read UNICEF’s page on the Syrian Arab Republic.