Category Archives: Refugee Crisis – Syria

Somali Refugee Children Send Letters of Hope to Syrian Refugee Children

Young Somali Children living in a Refugee camp in Kenya write letters of hope to refugee children in Syria. “Be the stars and the new presidents,” said one young Somali boy in his letter. They offer encouragement, advice, and urge them to do everything they can to get an education and keep learning.   Read the article and their letters here.composite_14049240202592

 

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.

 

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Thousands of Syrian Children Alone in Italy

So far in 2014, more than 9,000 child refugees have arrived in Italy from Syria, by themselves. Many of the thousands of unaccompanied minors are under five years old. These children face danger, violence, or exploitation. Save the Children said that after arriving, many Syrian refugee children are “dropping off the radar,” therefore being exposed to risk. Read the full article at World Bulletin here. syrian-children-18

The Faces of the Smallest Survivors, Syrian Children

Around 3 million Syrian children have been displaced by war. They’ve had to suffer through their houses being bombed, not being able to attend school because of war, being separated from or losing family members, and having to leave Syria. Children as young as 2 and up to 14 share their aspirations, desires, hopes, and stories about what they’ve experienced.

 See the photos and article from NBC here.

 

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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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We Need to Protect Syrian Children

Free Syria Media Hub‏ – @Free_Media_Hub on Twitter — said “This image embodies the failure of the international community to protect Syrian children.” baby