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The expanding crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to a rapid surge in refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary for their families. UNICEF is urgently appealing for funds to help Syrian children and their families, as well as all other families caught up in the current wave of humanitarian crises. Any excess funds from this appeal will support children affected by major emergencies throughout the world.

With the conflict in Syria now entering its fifth year, more children are displaced as refugess than at any time since the Second World War. Millions have been displaced and are on the move, fleeing their homes to find safety in the surrounding region. Many others are trying to rebuild their lives in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. And for Syria’s youngest children, poverty, displacement and violence are all they have ever known.

Many are in grave danger without basic needs like safe shelter, nutrition, access to clean water, healthcare, and education. 

More than 2 million children and their families have taken refuge outside Syria in neighbouring countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.   And thousands more children - from Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are also terribly affected.

Children have had limited or no access to education or healthcare for months and even years, and UNICEF is appealing for support to  reach as many children as we can, wherever we are needed most, as quickly as possible. For too many children, time is simply running out.

“I can’t wait for Syria to return to what it was and we go to live and laugh there like we used to. That’s all I want. I would eat dirt if it would bring me back to Syria. If only…”

UNICEF are supporting children in camps, on the move and in temporary, makeshift settlements.

We need your help to provide children in crisis with: 

  • Food
  • Clean toilets
  • Medicine
  • Schooling
  • Safe places and shelter
  • Trauma counselling
  • Winter clothing
  • Vaccinations
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The Syria Crisis is impacting an entire region, their children and their futures. 

For the past five years, UNICEF has been providing Syria’s children with life-saving support in the form of shelter, life-saving nutrition, clean water and sanitisation, temporary learning spaces and psychosocial services. But with no end in sight for the ongoing conflict, the children of Syria desperately need your support.

Children are some of the most vulnerable during an emergency. Please help us support children and their families reach safety and give them a chance for a better future.
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