Have we forgotten Syria already? With all what’s going on in the Ukraine, perhaps, we buried Syria deep into the boring part of our brains. Well, the war over there is far from over, so look out!
The UNICEF Organisation stands for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Supporting children all around the world who are in desperate need of health and nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV.
Syria’s revolutionary uprising began in 2011, and during this devastating uprising, over 100,000 casualties have been met, including over 7,000 children. Almost 2 million Syrians including over 925,000 children are seeking refuge by surrounding countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. These numbers are rapidly growing by hundreds, and the children especially are in need of your help.
— CPJ (@pressfreedom) March 3, 2014
A Spanish journalist kidnapped by militants from a breakaway al-Qaida group in Syria crossed the border into Turkey on Sunday, his newspaper reported.
Almost three years into Syria’s civil war, civilians are still being targeted by all sides, and aid efforts continue to be prevented and undermined. This was the assessment delivered today by UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang in a statement to the UN General Assembly.
“Civilians are under fire and the social fabric [of Syria] has been torn to shreds, with reports of horrific human rights violations including sexual and gender-based violence,” Ms. Kang said.
A Palestinian plea from Yarmouk refugee camp
“Please, please take us out, we are dying here,” 60-year-old Wafiqa pleads, sobbing uncontrollably as she cradles her lined face in rough gnarled hands.
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