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As Syria’s civil war continues unabated, thousands of children have fled across the border, terrified and desperate for safe refuge from the spiralling violence.
These children have not found the protection and assistance they need – because winter is coming and thousands remain without appropriate shelter, out in the cold.
Thursday 30 August 2012
Photo:Hedinn Halldorsson/Save the Children
65 per cent of camp inhabitants are children, but huge funding shortages and a sharp rise in the numbers of families arriving from Syria have resulted in flawed distribution and registration processes, leaving many without basic supplies such as nutritious food and healthcare.
The Zata’ari refugee camp which can currently house 10,000 people, has almost 20,000 already there with as many as 3,300 people arriving a day.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Photo:Alessio Romenzi/Save the Children
The number of internally displaced people (IDP) inside Syria is now ten times greater than those who have registered as refugees in neighbouring countries.
Mike Penrose, Save the Children’s Humanitarian Director, said: “There is a danger that those displaced within Syria are being forgotten or overlooked.