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CHILDHOOD UNDER SIEGE

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At least a quarter of a million children in Syria are living under brutal siege in areas that have effectively been turned into open-air prisons.

They and their families are cut off from the outside world, surrounded by warring groups that illegally use siege against civilians as a weapon of war, preventing food, medicine, fuel and other vital supplies from entering and stopping people from fleeing.

Funding, Policy and Protection: Delivering a quality education to children affected by conflict in Syria and the region

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6 million children affected by the war in Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

1.4 million of these children are of school age and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, more than half of whom lack access to education.

The Cost of War

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As we approach the fourth anniversary of the war in Syria, almost 3 million Syrian children are out of school, putting them at risk of exploitation and threatening their futures. Unless this situation is urgently addressed, the prospects for eventual peace, stability and economic prosperity in Syria look uncertain.

Too Young to Wed

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War in Syria has killed more than 10,000 children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more have been displaced inside Syria.
 
Too Young to Wed looks at a disturbing but less publicised impact of the crisis: the increase in the numbers of girls who have been forced to marry.
 

A Devastating Toll

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Syria’s three-year civil war has had a devastating impact on children.

At least 1.2 million children have fled the conflict and become refugees in neighbouring countries. Another 4.3 million children in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Hunger in a War Zone

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War in Syria has claimed thousands of children’s lives. Millions more are still inside Syria, caught in a conflict not of their own making, a conflict that is destroying the means of sustaining life: food, water, healthcare.

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