More than 500,000 children have been displaced by intense violence in northwest Syria since 1 December 2019, with tens of thousands of children and their families now living in tents and in the open air amid very cold weather and rains.
Since the beginning of the year, 77 children were verified killed or injured* due to the escalation of violence in the area. According to Unicef.
The situation in the northwest is untenable, even by Syria’s grim standards,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “Children and families are caught between the violence, the biting cold, the lack of food and the desperate living conditions. Such abject disregard for the safety and wellbeing of children and families is beyond the pale and must not go on.”
We’ve become accustomed to seeing children arriving into this country from war-torn nations, grown used to images of terrified people seeking refuge in this safe-haven we have provided. But rarely do we see beyond those pictures, those snippets in time, each of them fading, merging into one as further conflict erupts in lands anew….October 18, 2022
A southern Swedish court sentenced a woman to three years in prison for taking her 2-year-old son to Syria in 2014, to an area that was then controlled by the Islamic State group….March 9, 2021