THE SYRIAN CRISIS CONTINUES TO PUT CHILDREN IN DANGER
The war in Syria continues to affect an entire generation of children. 5.6 million children in Syria are directly impacted by the conflict as well as another 2.5 million children currently registered as refugees living outside Syria.
The latest violence in northeast Syria means that up to 170,000 children need help to access basic things like food, water, shelter and medical attention. Syrian children have been forced to flee—again—in search of relative safety.
Thousands of Syrian children are living in horrific conditions. And after eight years of war, there is a new generation of Syrian children who’s only experience of childhood is against a backdrop of war, violence and terror.
Please donate today to help Syrian children access nutritious food, water and medical services immediately.
HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE HELPING SYRIAN CHILDREN
Despite the escalating violence in northeast Syria, UNICEF teams are working inside and outside the country to make sure Syrian children’s rights are protected. We are working with other partners in the area to provide:
- Emergency assistance to families arriving at collective shelters.
- 95,000 litres of water and 12 water tanks to mitigate water shortages in shelters.
- Planned repairs to a major water pump that was damaged due to the escalating violence.
- Primary health consultations, including nutrition screening, to women and children.
We will also continue to increase access to safe water, create alternative education opportunities for out-of-school children, and build health and nutrition programs for children, mothers and expectant mothers.
UNICEF and partners are also providing psychosocial support and raising awareness on the dangers of unexploded remnants of war to help children heal from the impact of what they’ve seen thus far during the war; and also help them avoid being severely injured as they move about the streets.
Please donate today—Syrian children can’t wait.