Category Archives: News Coverage of Syria

“Daddy, Pick Me Up!” Child Loses Legs in Barrel Bomb Attack

childA recent barrel bombing on Idlib made yet another young Syrian child into a victim. This time, young as Abdulbasit Taan Al-Satouf lost both of his legs.

His plight has gotten worldwide attention, as video footage captured the aftermath of the bombing, as the child cries out for his father, “Daddy, pick me up!”

Tens of thousands of children just like Abdulbasit have lost arms, legs, or both as a result of the conflict in Syria. Palmyra Relief is working to help these children get prosthetic limbs as a start toward rebuilding lives that have been upended as a result of the war.

Please help us help the children

 

KSA serves meals to Syrian refugees in Jordan

During the month of Ramadan, the Saudi government will provide meals to the Syrian refugees in Jordan in an effort to aid the suffering of them. 150,000 dry meals will be distributed throughout the month. In addition to that, the Saudi National Campaign is giving enough rent for 1,000 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon. Read the full story here.

 

Syrian Refugees celebrate Ramadan

 

Will You Stand With Syria? Banksy, Elbow and Idris Elbow Are…

On March 15, 2014, the world will wake up to the third anniversary of the bloody conflict in Syria. Will we let the people of Syria lose another year to bloodshed and suffering? Will you stand with Syria?

Banksy, Elbow and Idris Elba stand together with Syria in this moving video tribute, to mark the anniversary.

Read more about the video here.

#withsyria – The With Syria Campaign

A Must-Watch Series of Reports from NBC on the Plight of Syrian Children

nbc“They’ve seen terrible things: bombings, shooting, people screaming…Their lives were turned upside down.”

Excellent reporting on the tragic situation facing Syria’s children, from NBC.

See the story, and videos, now.

Hard-Hitting Video Shows What Syrian Children Are Enduring


The charity Save the Children has produced a compelling video public service announcement, which brief snippets of a young girl’s life, going from a happy, safe childhood, to living as a refugee amidst war. Interestingly, the child depicted – and the location – is the UK — to bring home how children living ordinary lives in Syria have been thrust into what would before have been a completely unthinkable nightmare.

Read more about the video now.

New Report Exposes the Devastating Health Impact of the Syrian War on Children

tollSave the Children has issued a report on the status of health care in Syria, titled “A devastating toll: the impact of three years of war on the health of Syria’s children.” The report exposes a broken health system and its consequences: children not just dying from violent means but from diseases that would previously either have been treatable or prevented.

Read more about the report.

Download a copy of the report now.

Syrian War is Leaving Children Struggling to Survive

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Imagine you have a young child whose legs must be amputated because hospitals don’t have the proper equipment to treat them, or a world in which a patient opts to be knocked unconscious with a metal bar because there are no anaesthetics. Imagine a life where newborn babies die in their incubators because of power cuts.

Horrific, isn’t it? Yet this is reality for people inside Syria who have endured the hell and barbarity of war for three years.

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