Syrian children at risk of becoming a lost generation, warms UNICEF

Yesterday, the Syrian National Coalition stressed on the new of the UNICEF, that Syrian kids have known only war since 2011.

This photo is property of the Syrian National Coalition.

As a consequence, they are at risk of becoming a lost generation, warms the UNICEF.Here is the report of the UNICEF, updated on October, 2018:

“Attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 11 June 2018 – “UNICEF received reports that at least 13 children were killed in the past days in Syria.

“An attack allegedly hit the village of Zardana in the northwestern governorate of Idlib killing nine children. Idlib is home to nearly 1 million children, many of them displaced from other parts of the country. With nowhere left to go, families have sought refuge in collective shelters and schools.

“Four children were reportedly killed in heavy violence in the two besieged villages of Foua and Kafraya – also in Idlib. Meanwhile, the town of Bou Kamal bordering Iraq has seen intense violence.

“These are deeply sad reminders that the war on children in Syria is far from over. The fundamental principle of protecting children everywhere and at all times is still a far-fetched dream for far too many families.

“The past seven years of war in Syria have shown that violence only fuels more violence, hatred and vengeance – and further fragmentation of a society torn apart. Since 2011, when the conflict began, nearly 6 million children were uprooted from their homes.

“There are no victors in any war on children. Everyone is losing with the biggest loss for children and the future of Syria.

UNICEF,

Updated on October, 11, 2018.”

In effect, Assad bombed all schools, all hospitals, and these children need education and vaccines.

The lack of books and health care is evident, due to the sieges of Assad in numerous cities, such as Ghouta, and the bombing in Douma.

When they are refugees, the situation is worse, because, after fleeing  their home,  they have no more their books to study.

In refugees camps, life is precarious, and it is more for children , for there are neither teachers nor doctors.

We are alerted of this when we are on social networks, or subscribed to the newsletter of the Syrian opposition; as far as I am concerned, I follow Bana Alabed on Twitter, and am subscribed to the newsletters of the Syrian National Coalition and the Syrian Awareness Campaign: I follow them, too,on Twitter.

This photo of Bana Alabed was published on Twitter when we learned she was alive despite all suffering.

I am very committed to the victory of the Syrian Revolution, and, moreover, as a woman, I can’t bear the fate  of these kids.

If they were mine, I would be profoundly revolted by the indifference of the world facing this trauma they endure since now almost eight years.

There is an appeal to crowfunding on the site of the UNICEF; for refugees, you can donate to the UNHCR: one part benefits to kids. I give to the UNHCR because the migrant crisis is very important nowadays.

Children gather in a camp for the displaced from the south of Idlib province and the north of Hama province, in Kafr Dariyan situated at a short distance from Syria’s border with Turkey, on August 26, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP) (Photo credit should read OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Think that Syrian children, who have known only bombing, starvation, siege, refugees camps, who have no more access to education nor vaccines, save by the UNICEF, should be OUR kids.

After reading the warming of the UNICEF yesterday, I was so revolted that I decided to write this short post to raise awareness on Syrian children.

 

 

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