We're stepping up our support for the children and families affected by the Syrian crisis.
As winter approaches, UNICEF will be helping more families with provisions like heating, children’s clothes and prefabricated classrooms. In addition, next month we'll working with the Syrian Red Cross and other local organisations to vaccinate up to one million children against measles and other diseases.
"There is a perception that things are so bad in Syria that nothing can be done, and that is simply not the case," said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director during a visit to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.
“We have been on the ground before and throughout the crisis, we have already reached hundreds of thousands of children and there are now more opportunities in Syria to reach even more children than we have the resources to support."
Around one million children are affected by the conflict inside Syria, and more than 100,000 Syrian children have been displaced to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. UNICEF is already providing hundreds of thousands of children with protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, and education. But more funds are needed.