Children of Aleppo Are Trapped in a "Living Nightmare"

"In eastern Aleppo, these terrible attacks and bombings are killing and injuring many children. UNICEF can confirm that since last Friday alone, at least 96 children have been killed in attacks, and more than 220 injured – many gravely injured," says Kieran Dwyer, UNICEF spokesperson in Syria who is in daily contact, from the capital Damascus, with UNICEF colleagues and partners in Aleppo, including medical staff who are trying their best in unimaginable circumstances to save the lives of children.

Children in Aleppo Trapped in “Living Nightmare” – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth

NEW YORK (September 28, 2016) – At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in Eastern Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF said.

“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth. “There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing.”

The health system in Eastern Aleppo is crumbling with some 30 doctors left, hardly any equipment or emergency medicine to treat the injured, and an ever increasing number of trauma cases.

Lemon Squeeze for Refugees

To celebrate the last day of school, a bunch of moms from my church got together with the kids at a local park to eat snacks, play and kick off our summer break. It was at this time we briefly discussed having a lemonade stand to help raise money for an organization that helps refugees. 

Girls & School: Q & A with Denise Shepherd-Johnson, UNICEF Afghanistan

Denise Shepherd-Johnson, an award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor, joined UNICEF in 1992 as a national officer in Barbados, and went on to serve as communications chief in Kenya, Somalia and Cambodia before assuming her current post as Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Civic Engagement for UNICEF Afghanistan

It’s International Day of Peace and Our Children Deserve Better

“Why would I want to make you sad?” she asked. “If I did want to make you sad, I would tell you the story of when we got on the boat.”

These are the words of 7-year-old Malak, a girl forced to flee her home in Syria, but they reflect the emotions and experiences of millions of children around the world.

"We Honor Their Work Best by Carrying On"

Update 9/27: U.N. inter-agency convoys  reach children in four beseiged towns

Convoys reached four Syrian towns yesterday, delivering urgently needed humanitarian assistance— including critical UNICEF supplies — to 60,000 people in Madaya, Zabadani, Foah and Kefraya.

UNICEF delivered health, nutritional supplements, hygiene supplies, educational supplies and children’s clothes. In Madaya, UNICEF screened children for malnutrition.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the Attack on the Humanitarian Convoy in Aleppo, Syria

NEW YORK (September 20, 2016) – “All those with a conscience must condemn the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo that killed and injured humanitarian workers.

“The inter-agency convoy was carrying desperately needed humanitarian supplies for tens of thousands of people in extreme need.

“Trucks carrying UNICEF health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies were severely damaged in the attack.