Monday 18 March 2019

France repatriates five orphaned or unaccompanied children from camps northern Syria

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children, said:

“We welcome this just and compassionate move to protect young children. No child should be exposed to the dangers that children left in the camp are facing.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

NGO reaction to the “Brussels III” Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies called today for a sustained follow-up to ensure political and funding support translates into meaningful improvements for all Syrians.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Number of foreign children in North-East Syria camps up almost 45% in less than a month

There are now estimated to be at least 3,580 children of foreign nationalities living in three camps for displaced people in North-East Syria, Save the Children revealed today.

This is an increase of almost 45 per cent from a previous mid-February estimate of 2,500, as the offensive against the last ISIS-held enclave intensified in recent weeks.

At least 56,000 people have been displaced in the last three months, both Syrians and families from other nationalities, mostly Iraqis, overwhelming the al-Hol camp where people are being transferred.

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Monday 11 March 2019

Eight years of war in Syria leaves a third of children ‘always or frequently’ feeling unsafe

Children surveyed for Save the Children report often feel scared and sad. They demand peace and a return to education 

Broll, photos and written case studies available here 

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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Children leaving last ISIS areas show signs of severe psychological distress

AMMAN – Thousands of Syrian and foreign children who have recently moved from ISIS-held areas into displacement camps in North East Syria show signs of psychological distress, and many will likely need long term mental health and psychosocial support to recover from their experiences, said Save the Children today.

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