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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year - UNICEF

NEW YORK / GENEVA, 21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on...

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on reported child killings in Syria

NEW YORK/DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 16 April 2017 – “After six years of war and human carnage in Syria... six years of heartbreak for so many Syrian families... there comes a new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one.

'This is our Safe Space': Syrian children find a haven where they play learn and cope

By Donatella Lorch / UNICEF



Syrian refugee children gather in front of Al Farah Child and Family Support Centre (CFSC) in Gaziantep, Turkey.

At least 27 children killed in Idlib attack - UNICEF

NEW YORK/AMMAN, 6 April 2017 – At least 27 children were confirmed killed in the attack in Idlib, northwest of Syria, UNICEF said today. A further 546 people, among them many children, have been injured. Casualty figures are expected to rise.

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