The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the war on children in Syria has been one of the most brutal in recent history. It pointed out that nearly six million Syrian children have been born since the crisis began.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the UN’s children agency said that on average, a child in Syria has been killed every 10 hours due to violence, and more than 2.5 million children have been uprooted and forced to flee to neighboring countries in search of safety.
“Syrians, however, are not just numbers. They have voices and opinions and these voices should not go unnoticed nor unheard,” the statement added.
It indicated that there are 2.8 million Syrian children who are out of school. “They know nothing but war and displacement.”
The statement was issued to coincide with the 2020 Brussels conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region. UNICEF said that it currently needs $575 million for programs inside Syria and in neighboring countries, including $241.2 million for education. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)