NEW YORK (October 21, 2016) – With the start of the school year in Syria, over 1.7 million children remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data.
Escalating violence, displacement, increased poverty, and an overstretched and under-resourced education system continue to force children out of school, denying them of their right to education.
NEW YORK (October 20, 2016) – UNICEF this week managed to reach Al Houd, a town just south of Mosul that was retaken by Iraqi security forces just two days prior, and deliver clean water to some of the thousands of families that have been caught up in this conflict.
NEW YORK (October 20, 2016) – “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.
NEW YORK (October 18, 2016) – Three newborn babies – two born on Italian Coastguard boats in the Central Mediterranean and one at port – are among the newest arrivals of refugee and migrant children in Italy, as numbers of children hit record levels, says UNICEF.
Above: A newly displaced woman carries a child at a check point in Qayyara, south of Mosul.