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Children and families queue in front of the UNICEF health and nutrition mobile clinic for consultation and distribution of medicine at Musab Bin Omair mosque, Tal Hajar, Hasakah city, northeast Syrian Arab Republic, on 27 January 2022. The mosque is currently a temporary shelter for some 120 internally displaced families. Some 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

As violence continues in and around the Ghwayran/ Sinai’i detention centre, in northeast Syria, children continue to be critically vulnerable and in urgent need of protection.

Violence forced thousands of people in the area to flee, most are women and children. Some have been displaced several times fleeing violence in other parts of Syria over the years.

UNICEF is on the ground, working with partners, to provide displaced children and their families with lifesaving assistance, including clean water and critical hygiene supplies.

UNICEF’s volunteers have helped people reach shelters and clinics and distributed food, blankets, mattresses, clothes, and medicine. They have also distributed materials on the risks of explosive ordnance to raise awareness among boys and girls in the shelters and keep them safe.

A UNICEF-supported mobile health and nutrition team is providing services and medicine to vulnerable children and their mothers. To date, the team has provided health consultations and free medicine; screened children, pregnant and lactating women; and provided malnourished children with ready-to-use supplementary food.

UNICEF is providing information to families on how to prevent separation and access psychosocial support to children and caregivers.