UNICEF: Aproape un sfert dintre copiii lumii trăiesc în ţări afectate de conflicte sau lovite de dezastre

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By Administrare UNICEF | Published December 9, 2016 | Full size is 518 × 345 pixels

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On 12 August 2016 in the Syrian Arab Republic, a displaced child from al-Hamadaniyah neighbourhood in the western part of Aleppo now stays at a temporary shelter.

By end August 2016, children continue to bear the brunt of the latest surge in violence in Aleppo. In the eastern part of Aleppo, around 100,000 children remain trapped since early July. Water has ceased flowing through the public network, as the generator that operates the main water pumping station needs urgent repairs. UNICEF does not have safe access to provide the urgent humanitarian assistance needed in the area.

In the western part of Aleppo, an estimated 35,000 people were displaced when new waves of fighting hit the al-Hamadaniyah neighbourhood. Already displaced by the war and living in half-built apartment towers, again families had to flee and leave everything behind. Most families are currently staying in informal shelters such as schools and mosques as well as in parks and on the streets. UNICEF trucks in water daily for 300,000 of the most vulnerable people including newly displaced families in informal shelters. The main electricity network that powers pumping stations sustained damage in recent fighting. UNICEF supports the delivery of fuel to operate generators for water pumping stations and groundwater wells that provide safe drinking water to around 1.2 million people.

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