Every step counts: Rama’s story

  By Basma Ourfali Little Rama, now eight, has grown up knowing nothing but war. When she was only a toddler, her family was forced to flee their home in east Aleppo as violence escalated, moving from one area to another. The injury Rama was only five years-old when a shell hit the mosque where […]

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Overcoming loss: life in Deir-ez-Zor for Syrian youth

  By Masoud Hasen and Yasmine Saker Two years ago, as Ahmad and his family, headed to the local market in the north-eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor, he did not know that his life was about to change forever. A shell hit the local market and Ahmed, 14 at the time, lost consciousness. He woke up […]

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“Never give up, no matter what”: Shuaib’s story

  By Lina Alqassab Syria, Tartous, 25 February 2018 –  Shuaib had just finished his national Grade 9 French exam, and was heading back to his home in Al-Qadmus in rural Tartous, coastal Syria. Waiting at the crowded bus station with other students in Tartous city, Shuaib heard a loud explosion and felt piercing pain […]

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No end in sight to seven years of war in Syria: children with disabilities at risk of exclusion

In 2017, extreme and indiscriminate violence killed highest ever number of children – 50 per cent more than 2016 Digital materials including infographics, child profiles and b-roll available here BEIRUT/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 12 March 2018 – With no end in sight to the war in Syria, children with disabilities risk being excluded and forgotten. The conflict in […]

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سبع سنوات للحرب في سوريا ولا نهاية تلوح في الأفق: الأطفال ذوو الإعاقات عرضة للإقصاء

تسبب العنف الشديد والعشوائي الذي شهده عام 2017 بمقتل العدد الأعلى على الإطلاق من الأطفال – وبنسبة تزيد 50 في المئة عن حصيلة عام 2016 المواد الرقمية بما في ذلك المعلومات البيانية ولمحة عن حياة الأطفال والتسجيلات المصوّرة، متوفرة  هنا بيروت/ عمان/ دمشق، 12 آذار/مارس 2018 – يواجه الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات خطر الإقصاء والنسيان بغياب […]

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This year for International Women’s Day, we are celebrating an inspiring young woman

  Mouna, 20, who was born with a visual impairment. Seven years of war and displacement have added to Mouna’s challenges, but she is determined to continue her education and study political science. Mouna wants the world to hear her – she takes part in a weekly radio show where she discusses issues that are […]

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