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Hitting Rock Bottom: How 2016 Became the Worst Year for Syria's Children

No child is spared the horror of the war in Syria, where children come under attack on a daily basis. Violence is everywhere, ripping apart places that children thought were safe -- places that should be safe: schools, hospitals, playgrounds, public parks and children’s own homes.

Children have paid the heaviest price in this six-year war and their suffering hit rock bottom last year in a drastic escalation of violence.

Children of Syria in Turkey Info Sheet January 2017

Evaluation of Psychosocial Support Programs Implemented After VAN ERCİŞ Earthquake 2015

The 2011 Van-Erciş earthquakes and their catastrophic repercussions activated and mobilized numerous national and international institutions. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MoFSP), who holds the main responsibility for psychosocial support, implemented several intervention programs in collaboration with UNICEF in order to enable survivors of the earthquake to return, to a certain degree, to their normal lives. The report aims to objectively appraise the achievements of the psychosocial programs applied as well as the difficulties experienced during the process. In this study, suggested solutions are presented to inform psychosocial programs to be implemented in the future and to prevent the problems that were faced from recurring.

Children of Syria in Turkey_Info Sheet April 2016

The conflict in Syria – triggering what is now the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II – is entering its 6th year, with no end in sight. Millions have been forced to flee their homes to neighbouring countries, their futures uncertain. Children continue to pay the highest priceand bear the heaviest burden of the crisis: their education, emotional well-being and even their lives, are all at risk.

The education and protection needs facing Syrian children in Turkey are enormous and growing by the day. Together with the Government of Turkey and our partners, UNICEF is striving to meet the challenges and prevent these boys and girls from becoming a ‘lost generation’.

PTT Card Brochure

Breastfeeding Brochure

Hygiene Brochure- Turkish and Arabic

High Energy Biscuits Brochure- Arabic

Defining and Evaluating Child Well Being Domains and Indicators Through The Eyes of Children in Turkey

This report was prepared as an initiative of UNICEF Turkey Country Office Social Policy Unit under its 2011-2015 Country Programme. It was commissioned with the aim of nurturing the discussions of the Child Well-Being Indicators Working Group composed of representatives from Ministry of Development,

Turkish Statistical Institute and Ministry of Family and Social Policies for developing a National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators.

Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies

This document, UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies, builds on our experience in recent crises and outlines our initial response in protecting and caring for children and women. It states our core response at all levels of the organization.

Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings, to tackle what was seen as a critical gap. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action have been developed to support child protection work in humanitarian settings.

Protective Environment- Poster 2014

Inter-agency Guiding Principles on UNACCOMPANIED and SEPARATED CHILDREN

In almost all armed conflicts, mass population displacements, natural disasters and other crises, a number of children become separated from their families or from other adults responsible for them. These children form one of the most vulnerable groups in these situations, often deprived of care and protection. Most can be reunited with parents, siblings, members of the extended family or other adults whom they know and who are willing to provide for their care. Action on behalf of unaccompanied and separated children should be guided by principles enshrined in international standards. The validity of these principles has been confirmed by experience and lessons learnt from conflicts and natural disasters in recent years. The objective of the present publication is to outline the guiding principles which form the basis for action in this regard.

Looking with Hope to the Future- Poster

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