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In January, intensifying fighting in Syria has reportedly killed 59 children in the past four weeks alone, as the conflict enters its eighth year.

All of these children have dreams and talents they will never fully realize, like aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14-year-old girl killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

Children like “Bebo” have paid the highest price for wars that they have absolutely no responsibility for. Their lives have been cut short, their families forever broken in grief.

Children may have been silenced. But their voices will continue to be heard. Their message is our message:

  • “The protection of children is paramount under all circumstances, in line with the law of war.
  • “Breaching that law is a most heinous crime and jeopardizes the future – and not just for children.”

Note: Actual names were changed to protect identities. “Bebo” is the artist’s name. She was 14 years old when she was killed.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a woman looking in a mirror.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a young girl with a tear.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14-year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a man with an evil laugh.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing an old neighbourhood of Damascus.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing the view from the artist’s window with the sentence: “My country, be patient.”
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a woman’s face.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a young girl with a tear.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a human heart around a chair and a light bulb in a prison cell.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a woman’s eye with traditional kohl around her eyes and henna on the tip of her fingers.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Drawing made by “Bebo” representing a woman’s eye with traditional kohl around her eyes and henna on the tips of her fingers.
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

©UNICEF/ Syria 2018/ Abstract drawing by “Bebo.”
Aspiring artist “Bebo,” a 14 year-old girl, was killed in January in East Ghouta. Her grieving family shared her drawings with UNICEF. They show her the extent of her artistic skill and the hardships of growing up amid war and destruction.

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