One of the deadliest conflict of our time has left 8 million children needing emergency aid. Syrian children have lost their homes, their security, their childhood. UNICEF is urgently appealing for funds to deliver emergency supplies, protection and support to millions of children caught in the line of fire and living on the move as refugees.
The eight-year long war in Syria has caused one of the largest humanitarian crises since World War Two and continues to have a devastating impact on each and every child.
In 2018, more than 1,100 children were killed - the highest ever number of children killed in a single year since the start of war - and more than 700 children were recorded maimed or injured. On top of this, over 800 children were recruited into the fighting.
“Children in parts of the country remain in as much danger as at any other time during the eight-year conflict,” Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.
Children within Syria face grave threats to their life and the constant struggle for food, clean water and health care. Millions more have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt, where they are desperately trying to rebuild their lives in refugee camps. Every one of these children needs a safe space to learn and build the future they deserve.
Idlib, a city in northwestern Syria, has one of the highest number of internally displaced childen in the country. Most children now live in overcrowded camps and shelters in rural areas where food, water and medicine are in extremely short supply.
The future of an entire generation is at stake.
UNICEF is working to reach as many children as we can, wherever we are needed most, as quickly as possible. For too many children, time is simply running out.
UNICEF is supporting Syrian children in camps, on the move and in temporary, makeshift settlements.
We need your help to provide children in the Syrian crisis with:
- Clean toilets
- Safe places and shelter
- Trauma counselling
- Winter clothing