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Funding to contribute to the rehabilitation of the Quarantina hospital Beirut: October 6, 2021: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr.Nikos Christodoulides, accompanied by delegations from the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus head by Ambassador Panayiotis Kyriacou and UNICEF visited ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond at the Beirut Governmental Hospital

Impact of COVID-19 on poor mental health in children and young people ‘tip of the iceberg’ – UNICEF

In Lebanon the impact of the pandemic has been compounded with the economic meltdown and the Beirut port explosions NEW YORK / BEIRUT, 5 October 2021 – Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being for many years to come, UNICEF warned in its flagship report today.

UN: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Struggle to Survive Amid Worst Socio-economic Crisis in Decades

Beirut, LEBANON) 29 September 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are deeply concerned about the rapid deterioration in the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Almost the entire Syrian refugee population cannot afford the survival minimal expenditure basket (SMEB)[2]. Lebanon’s

Lebanon in danger of losing critical access to water

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore NEW YORK, 21 August 2021 – “Unless urgent action is taken, more than four million people across Lebanon – predominantly vulnerable children and families – face the prospect of critical water shortages or being completely cut off from safe water supply in the coming days. “Last month, UNICEF warned that more

Three children affected by yesterday’s explosion in North Lebanon

Statement by Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon “UNICEF follows with concern reports confirming that three children are among those affected by the explosion of a fuel tank in the town of al-Tleil in the northern region of Akkar yesterday. Reportedly, more than 28 people were killed, including a child –whose age is not yet

One year after the Beirut explosions, children’s needs remain acute, with 98% of families still in need

BEIRUT, 3 August 2021 – One year after the devastating explosions in Beirut, a UNICEF survey shows the needs of affected children and families remain acute, magnified by a collapsing economy, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment highlights the severity of the trauma children suffered and the dire needs families have experienced.

Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Press Conference on the One Year on the Beirut Blast 3 August 2021 Beirut

We are here today to mark a very somber moment in Lebanon’s history. It’s been one year since the devastating blast in the Beirut port, one of the largest in recent history with unprecedented impact on families and the country as a whole. I would like to share with you a personal experience: I lived

Water supply systems on the verge of collapse in Lebanon: over 71 per cent of people risk losing access to water

BEIRUT, 23 July 2021 – More than four million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon. With the rapidly escalating economic crisis, shortages of funding, fuel and supplies such as chlorine and spare parts, UNICEF estimates that most water pumping will gradually cease across the country in

Lebanon: Escalating crisis puts children at risk as the majority of families cannot afford to meet the basic needs of their children – UNICEF

“More and more families are being forced to resort to negative coping measures, including skipping meals, sending their children to work in often hazardous conditions, or marrying off their young daughters” – Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative BEIRUT, 1 July 2021 – Children in Lebanon are bearing the brunt of one of the world’s worst economic