Crisis in Syria
Two Year Report |
UNICEF ExecutiveDirector Anthony Lakewith Syrian children at theZa’atari refugee campin northern Jordan,October 2012.
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But hundreds of thousands of Syrian children onthe precipice need the international communityat their sides, to help them through the monthsahead in the face of continuing insecurity andobstacles to humanitarian access.Across Syria, and in the neighbouring countriesof Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, UNICEF isseeking new ways of reaching affectedpopulations, working with a wide range ofpartners, and scaling up our activities to deliverhealthcare, water, sanitation and hygiene,education and protection for all children.To do so, UNICEF, like all our partners in the UNand beyond, requires urgent funding – or theselife-saving services will be placed in jeopardy. Wecan only meet the growing needs if adequateresources are made available.UNICEF also calls on all parties to the conﬂict,and those who have inﬂuence over them, toreafﬁrm the principle that children are notresponsible for conﬂict and should not be its ﬁrstvictims. They must be protected against violenceat all times and allowed safe access to basicservices.Millions of children inside Syria and across theregion are witnessing their past and their futuresdisappear amidst the rubble and destruction ofthis prolonged conﬂict. We must rescue themfrom the brink, for their sake and for the sake ofSyria in future generations.Anthony LakeUNICEF Executive Director