Lack of funding hampering humanitarian aid to war-affected Syrians – UN relief official

More funding is urgently required for humanitarian organizations to help people in desperate need in Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today during a briefing on the situation in the country.

Syria: UN relief agencies appeal for more funding as winter freeze sweeps region

As winter conditions worsen across the Middle East, additional funding is ‘urgently needed’ to enable the United Nations and other humanitarian actors to reach millions of distressed Syrians before it is too late, a senior UN relief official urged today.

UN envoy says Syria set back 40 years by war, calls for renewed push towards solution

With the “devastating conflict” in Syria entering its fourth year, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria said today that continued fighting in the country is a “disgrace” that has set the country back 40 years.

Syrian refugees face ‘abject poverty, dire living conditions,’ UN study warns

As the Syrian civil war continues to rage into its fifth year, large numbers of refugees fleeing the hostilities are steadily slipping into abject poverty due to the breadth of the crisis and “insufficient support” from the international community, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today.

Millions of children face ‘untold misery’ as powerful winter storm sweeps Middle East – UN

At least seven million internally displaced and refugee children are in desperate need of assistance as bitter winter snows and torrential rains continue to batter the Middle East, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urged today.

UN ramps up relief efforts as huge Mid-East snowstorm threatens Syrian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has been working around the clock this week to help the millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people scattered across the Middle East endure a severe winter storm that has swept through much of the region.

UNICEF uses electronic vouchers to give Syrian refugee children access to winter clothes

As Jordan braces for a winter storm in the next few days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), today launched a winter cash assistance programme to provide vulnerable Syrian refugee children in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps with monetary assistance to allow their families to buy them winter clothes.

New Year offers little chance for children’s education in Syria, warns UNICEF

Recent school closures in Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zour governorates and parts of rural Aleppo in Syria have disrupted the education of some 670,000 children of primary and lower-high school age, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.