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Families Continue to Flee Violence in Northeast Syria
Families running from escalating conflict in northeast Syria continue to arrive in Tal Tamar, 46 miles southeast of Ras al-Ain and 26 miles northwest of the city of Hasakeh.
At least 160,000 people have been displaced by the fighting, mainly from Ras al-Ain and Tel Abyad. Nearly 70,000 of them are children. © UNICEF/UNI216973/Souleimain/AFP-Services
The displaced are heading toward Tal Tamer, Hasakeh city and Raqqa, bringing only what they can carry. © UNICEF/UNI216991/Souleimain/AFP-Services
Most have sought shelter with relatives and local community, while many are staying in collective shelters, including schools. © UNICEF/UNI216986/UNICEF Syria CO
In Tal Tamer and Hasakeh city, UNICEF and partners are using water trucks to provide safe water for displaced families. © UNICEF/UNI216985/UNICEF Syria CO
In Hasakeh, UNICEF and partners are providing much-needed health and nutrition services to women and children, including primary health consultations, nutrition screenings and high-energy biscuits. © UNICEF/UNI216983/Souleimain/AFP-Services
UNICEF renews its calls on all parties to the conflict and those who have influence over them to protect children and the civilian infrastructure they depend on at all times. © UNICEF/UNI216977/Souleimain/AFP-Services
UNICEF and partners are providing emergency assistance to displaced children and their families, but the needs are pressing and continue to grow by the hour. © UNICEF/UNI216990/Souleimain/AFP-Services
Children did not start the war in Syria, but they are paying the highest price. Please support UNICEF's work to save and protect vulnerable children.
Top photo: Families continue to flee escalating violence in northeast Syria, bringing only the bare essentials. © UNICEF/UNI216989/Souleimain/AFP-Services