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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.
 

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“The Boat is Safe” and Other Lies tells the harrowing stories of Syrian families who survived the journey to Italy.

They describe the terrible situations they left behind in Syria, as well as the dangers, discrimination, and extreme conditions they went through during the long journey to Italy.

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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.

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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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This position paper starts with an outline of the international community's growing concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and then looks at the devastating impact that this has had on children and their families in Syria.

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From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, children have been its forgotten victims – facing death, trauma and suffering, and deprived of basic humanitarian aid.

Childhood under Fire shows how the conflict is affecting all aspects of children’s lives.

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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.

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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.

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