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Syria is one of the most dangerous places to be a kid: UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Syria is one of the most dangerous places to be a kid: UNICEF

Safa, 6, is from Aleppo, Syria. When her home was destroyed, she and her family moved to rural Damascus. But they met a similar fate again. When the farmhouse where the two adults and six children were staying More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Number of children suffering more than doubles in third year of Syria conflict

AMMAN, Jordan/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 11 March 2014 – As the conflict in Syria approaches another sombre milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to 12 months ago, says a new report by UNICEF More...

900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF

The estimated number of Syrian refugees that have taken shelter in Turkey is nearly 900,000, 700,000 of whom are living outside of camps, a UN official has said, while noting that the exile has especially affected More...

Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas

Over the last few days, WFP reached Al-Houle in rural Homs for the first time since May 2013 and delivered food for 20,000 people. Trucks carrying food rations for another 20,000 people arrived in Ar-Raqqa Governorate More...

By IDC Team member On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Harrowing image of wounded Syrian girl bags UNICEF’s Photo of the Year

With portraits of children in Syria’s civil war, Swedish photojournalist Niclas Hammarstrom has won UNICEF’s award for the top image of 2013. The picture shows an 11-year-old girl wounded in a bomb attack.  More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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UNFPA Calls for More Support to Address the Special Needs of Syrian Women and Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As more than 2.3 million Syrian women and girls of reproductive age continue to bear the brunt of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, More...

Haunting image of Syrian girl, 11, being treated for shrapnel wounds after being hit by bomb while playing outside her home wins Unicef’s photo of the year
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Haunting image of Syrian girl, 11, being treated for shrapnel wounds after being hit by bomb while playing outside her home wins Unicef’s photo of the year

Swedish photographer met Dania Kilsi at an Aleppo clinic in 2012 She was hurt by a bomb which exploded while she was playing outside Despite being bloodied, she was not badly hurt and soon released Her blood More...

Syrian family of seven forced to rely on 13-year-old breadwinner
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Syrian family of seven forced to rely on 13-year-old breadwinner

Syrian refugee Mohamed makes coffee in a Lebanese cafe to support his family of seven.Syrian refugee Mohamed makes coffee in a Lebanese cafe to support his family of seven. Photo: Ruth Pollard Chhime, Lebanon: It’s More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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UNFPA Calls for More Support to Address the Special Needs of Syrian Women and Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As more than 2.3 million Syrian women and girls of reproductive age continue to bear the brunt of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, More...

Peace talks on S. Sudan, Syria: Where are the women?
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Peace talks on S. Sudan, Syria: Where are the women?

The current peace negotiations on Syria and South Sudan hold out the hope of mitigating and even resolving two of the world’s most destructive civil wars. But the talks are undermined by the glaring absence More...


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