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Eight Years of War in Syria

After eight years of conflict, the largest humanitarian crisis in the world continues to hit children the hardest.

More than 5 million children need urgent humanitarian aid, with almost half forced to flee their homes. Children have lost so much – their homes, loved ones, some even their lives. 

But no matter how difficult and dangerous the situation, we must continue to do everything we can to protect Syrian children and give them a hopeful future. 

•    In Syria and in refugee camps elsewhere, we work to provide children with life-saving supplies including medicine, vaccines, healthcare, water and food. 

•    We’re also providing longer-term support to help children, young people and families rebuild their lives, for example through cash transfers.

•    We’re providing education, psychosocial support and safe spaces for them to play and just be children


This seven-year-old in Syria today has known nothing but war -- a brutal, relentless conflict that has uprooted 5.4 million children, forcing them from their homes, often multiple times and across the border as refugees. 

But no matter how difficuilt the situation, UNICEF continues to do everything it can to protect Syrian Children and give them a hopeful future.

Please help children like Hasnaa and Hawraa 

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Twins Hasnaa and Hawraa are 9 months old. Together with their mother and two siblings, they fled violence in the village of Deir-ez-Zor governorate, northeastern Syria. The family made an arduous journey to Al-Hol camp. “We were forced to displace a few times, but this time was the worst. I walked for 100 km, carrying my twins and watching over my other children,” says their mother, Halima.


Having lived without basic services for years and made the arduous journey to the camp, vulnerable children are in even more danger. Al-Hol camp now hosts almost 50,000 internally displaced people, well beyond its capacity. UNICEF is working around the clock in the camp and reception centers to provide children and mothers with much-needed healthcare services. The teams are screening children for malnutrition and common illnesses, providing necessary nutritional supplements and referring cases to hospitals in Hassakeh.


With the support of people like you, more than 87 children have received treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and another 440 for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). 

But more children like Hasnaa and Hawraa still need your help.

Your gift is important right now

As you come together and reflect with your own family, thank you for remembering our global family that includes and values vulnerable children.

Your generosity is an act of charity that can make a world of difference for the children who need it most. Thank you!

If you would like to contribute through a transfer or deposit , please find below our bank details:


UNICEF Gulf Area Office Account in UAE

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank (UAE): Account Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

A/C No. 02-4214668-01,

IBAN: AE070 4400 0000 2421 466801


Address: Standard Chartered Tower, Downtown, 16/F, Mankhool road branch, P.O. Box 999, Dubai, UAE



UNICEF Account in New York:


Bank Name:  The United Nations Children’s Fund       

JP Morgan Chase Bank

International Agencies Banking

277 Park Avenue 23rd floor

New York, NY 10172-0003

Swift Code:      CHAS US 33

Payee:  UNICEF Cashier’s Bank Account No.1

Bank Account: 014-1-076224