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Syrian teachers welcome UNICEF incentive initiative

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey, April 2015 – “It was like a festival,” says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey. He is referring to the day when he and his colleagues went to the local post office to draw out their first payments under a new incentive scheme. “Everybody took their money and went back to their tent happily to be with their family,” he recalls. 


KATHMANDU, Nepal / NEW YORK, 26 April 2015 – At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 26 April, and nearly 60 aftershocks, caused vast devastation across much of the country, including more than 2,000 deaths and widespread destruction of buildings.

New education centre for Syrian children in Kahramanmaraş

KAHRAMANMARAŞ, April 22, 2015 – A new education centre for Syrian children was officially opened in Kahramanmaraş today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Ministry of National Education, with financial support from the European Commission.

Children's Day: a moment to celebrate children

A message from UNICEF Representative in Turkey Philippe Duamelle:

UNICEF pays tribute to colleagues killed and injured in Somalia attack

NAIROBI, Kenya 21 APRIL 2015 - With great sadness, UNICEF can now release the names of the four colleagues who were killed in a horrific attack as they travelled to work yesterday in Garowe, northern Somalia.

Attack in Garowe, Somalia: Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

ROME/NEW YORK, 20 APRIL 2015 -  “The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues today in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served. Our immediate thoughts are with the families of the four staff members who were killed and with those who were injured. All of us at UNICEF are deeply saddened, and deeply angered.

UNICEF and EU mark milestone in support to Syrian children in Turkey

Ankara, April 15, 2015–The closing ceremony of the two-year “Increasing Resilience of Syrian Children under Temporary Protection in Turkey” Project was held in Ankara today. The project was implemented in partnership between UNICEF, AFAD, the Ministry of National Education and the Turkish Red Crescent with the generous financial support of the European Union.

Medical supplies for children being unloaded now at Sana'a Airport

First UNICEF airlift touches down amidst continuing violence in Yemen


Increasing violence in Yemen taking intolerable toll on children: UNICEF

SANA’A/AMMAN, 6 April 2015 – With conflict escalating in many parts of Yemen, children continue to be killed, injured, displaced and put at increasing risk from disease, UNICEF said today. 

Young Syrian volunteers on the go at Child Friendly Spaces in the camps

HARRAN, Turkey, April 2015 –UNICEF’s Child Friendly Spaces project is funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with AFAD and in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent Society in all camps in Turkey to ensure that vulnerable Syrian children and youth have access to safe, participatory and inclusive education spaces and recreation activities.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org