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 seven-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.
Since the start of 2018, the United Nations has verified over 1,200 violations against children with more than 600 children killed or maimed and 180 recruited and used in combat.
“No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones.” Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
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. And 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. UNICEF estimates that 1 million children across Idlib are at risk.
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