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Syrian Children in Crisis

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Help Prevent a Lost Generation

After three years of conflict, Syria is now one of the most dangerous places to be a child.

More than 5 million Syrian children are at risk. More than 1 million have been forced to seek refuge outside Syria. 2.8 million are no longer in school.

For the children of Syria, what's at stake isn't politics. It's their future.

Together with partners all over the globe, UNICEF is asking for 1.2 million people to stand up for the children of Syria. One voice for each of the 1.2 million child refugees torn from their homes.

Be a champion for the children of Syria. Join the pledge to prevent a lost generation.

How UNICEF is Responding

UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, helping to mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history.

Working with partners, UNICEF has planned to immunize 2.2 million children under five inside Syria and 23.7 million children in surrounding countries against polio. It has also planned to provide 10 million people with access to safe drinking water.

UNICEF is also helping to provide 3.9 million children with educational opportunities, and delivering social services and protection to 1.5 million children.

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Latest Blog Posts

April 16, 2014

Orlando Bloom Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor. In UNICEF’s Photo of the Week (above), taken by photographer Giovanni Diffidenti, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom shares a laugh with 12-year-old Esmaeil near his family’s two-room dwelling in the northern city of Irbid, Jordan. Esmaeil, his parents and his five siblings are refugees from the northern Syrian […]

March 27, 2014

UNICEF Restores Access to Water in Emergencies

This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is highlighting the issue of clean water by challenging you to go without your phone. We’ve been sharing ways in which UNICEF improves access to clean water. No situation is more pressing than an emergency, when restoring access to clean water is key to preventing the spread of disease. […]

March 20, 2014

David Beckham: Stand Up for Syrian Children

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, soccer legend and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham is speaking up for the country’s children, calling on people around the world to make their voices heard and prevent an entire generation from losing its future. Watch the video:  

Latest Press Releases

March 10, 2014

Number of Children Suffering more than Doubles in Third Year of Syria Conflict

As the conflict in Syria approaches another somber milestone, more than twice as many children are now affected compared to one year ago, says a new UNICEF report published today. Particularly hard hit are up to a million children who are trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or that are hard to reach with humanitarian assistance due to continued violence.

February 24, 2014

Public Urged to Voice their Outrage and Demand Action to Prevent a Lost Generation in Syria

UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating impact on children and alarming long-term consequences of a lost generation as the conflict in Syria approaches its fourth year.

February 20, 2014

UNICEF Appeals for $2.2 Billion to Help 59 Million Children in Syria and Other Emergencies

UNICEF appealed today for nearly $2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance this year to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries.

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