By Melanie Sharpe After her family’s home was destroyed in Aleppo, six-year-old Safa fled to rural Damascus with her parents, grandmother and five sisters. While sheltering in an abandoned farmhouse the family was caught in an attack that left Safa gravely injured – she lost her right leg and suffered burns and shrapnel wounds. Safa […]
PRESS RELEASE #childrenofsyria #NOlostgeneration NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 — The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon today added his support to a campaign led by UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF that calls for Champions for the Children of Syria as part of the new No Lost Generation strategy. “Many, many children […]
“I wish things could go back to normal and we go back to Syria. I wish my wedding could take place in Syria.” Malak, 15, has been living in Nizip camp in Turkey for the past year. She is the eldest in a family of four but is the only one who doesn’t go […]
Because the Syrian crisis isn’t over. Because children’s lives are at stake. Because they deserve better than this. Because it’s not too late. Because they are the future of Syria.
Don’t let news of the Syrian crisis drown out the voices of its children. They need to be heard. They need to be protected. They are the future of Syria. These children need a champion. But first… Listen
With each passing day of the continuing conflict in Syria, more and more children fear their future may be fading away. With every classroom damaged or destroyed. With every child witnessing the horror of war, every family fleeing the violence. We can’t risk losing an entire generation of children to death, fear and despair.
“It’s sad but it’s not going to stop me.” Safaa, 12, lives with her family in Erbil, Iraq. Describing the confusion and terror of her escape from Syria is taxing for Safaa, and she breaks down and sobs when she tells how the family lost first her nephew and then her niece near the Sahela […]
“The most important things I have lost are my relatives. I miss them a lot, and I am sure they miss me.” Ammar, 11 (left) and his sister Raama, 8, live in a former private hospital in Syria which is now serving as a shelter for people displaced by the conflict. Their family, including their […]
“I don’t remember anything about Syria. I was so young. I only remember that we travelled in a car with nothing. We took refuge with my uncle. My uncle also has a large family and they lived in a one-room tent. We were eight, so the tent became too crowded and we started to build […]
“We are farmers by nature, we cannot live in desert. What would we do in a refugee camp? We do not want to be dependent on handouts or become a burden for anyone. We want to work and earn our living.” Ola Al Hassan, 13, lives with her family in a tented settlement in the […]
Please, make your voice heard. Show your support. Spread the word. Become a champion for the children of Syria. You can learn more about how by visiting championthechildrenofsyria.org. I hope you will.
تحميل التقرير باللغة العربية نيويورك، 7 كانون الثاني / يناير2014 – قامت اليونيسف ومفوضية شؤون اللاجئين ومنظمة إنقاذ الطفولة ومنظمة الرؤية العالمية وشركاء آخرون اليوم بتوجيه دعوة إلى الحكومات ووكالات المعونة والجماهير ليصبحوا مناصرين لأطفال سوريا ويدعموا استراتيجية “لا لضياع جيل”، التي تهدف إلى منح المتضررين من النزاع الفرصة لتشكيل مستقبل أكثر استقراراً وأمناً. ومن […]
As the Syrian crisis rages on, approaching its fourth year, an entire generation of children is being shaped by violence, displacement and a persistent lack of opportunity – and could be lost forever, with profound long-term consequences for the Syrian Arab Republic, the region and beyond. We must act now, urgently, to champion the #ChildrenofSyria […]
Press Release الخبر باللغة العربية تحميل التقرير باللغة العربية NEW YORK, 7 January 2014 — UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners today called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the “No Lost Generation” strategy, which aims to provide […]