In some areas, Syrian children continue to pay the ultimate price of a conflict created by adults. They are still being killed and maimed either by active conflict, or by the explosive remnants of war in areas where the conflict has moved on. Many have seen their parents, siblings or school friends killed in front of their eyes.
Entire families have been forced to flee to escape violence – some multiple times. Nearly 2.8 million children have been displaced inside Syria, a further 2.5 million children live as refugees in neighbouring countries.
This war is something no child should live through - yet millions do. They have lost their childhoods, and, for so many, the promising futures that were rightfully theirs.
In photos, this is what the Syrian civil war has looked like for the children growing up there.