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November 18th - Journey into Hell

November 18th - Journey into Hell
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There are few more dangerous places in the world right now than Syria, especially if you're a western reporter.

Just getting into the country is a life and death proposition. You need to be smuggled across the border in the middle of the night. Then you have to hope there are rebel soldiers waiting on the other side, prepared to truck you to the frontline.

60 Minutes correspondent, Liam Bartlett makes this incredibly risky journey to the heart of Syria's brutal and bloody civil war.

What he discovers is a place where civilians are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands and their ancient cities bombed to rubble. And all the while, the rest of the world does nothing.

As winter approaches UNICEF is urgently scaling up its emergency response in Syria and the surrounding counties such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. There are hundreds of thousands of children who need access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and to health, nutrition and education. Current refugee facilities are bursting at the seams, and by December, UNICEF estimates that more than triple the number of children they’re helping today will need our support. UNICEF needs your help urgently to reach these vulnerable children.

To make a donation, please visit the UNICEF website www.unicef.org.nz/syria or call 0800 800 194.

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