Syria

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Save the Children statement on recapture of Raqqa

As the city of Raqqa is recaptured from ISIS, Save the Children is warning that the humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria is rapidly escalating.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Syria fighting forces hundreds of schools to close

An escalation in fighting has forced hundreds of schools across Syria to suspend classes over the past two weeks, with teachers sending children home in terror as bombs and shells fall nearby.

Vital education and psychological support for tens of thousands of children has been disrupted as a result of what is reported to be the deadliest violence this year. At least three schools have been attacked in the past week, injuring children and destroying classrooms.

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Monday 18 September 2017

Alarming spike in number of Syrian refugee children out of school, exposing thousands to child marriage and exploitation

Refugee children have lost almost 700 million days of school in the last year despite pledges at UNGA to get them back in the classroom.

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Monday 28 August 2017

‘There's no childhood anymore’ Raqqa’s children haunted by bombs and beheadings

Children escaping the Syrian city of Raqqa have told Save the Children about the trauma of living under ISIS and more recently, the military campaign to retake the city.

Children described a life of unthinkable brutality, having witnessed executions and explosions at close quarters over several years. Beheadings and bombs have become a part of normal life for Raqqa’s children. The charity warns the psychological scars they carry could take years, even decades, to heal.

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Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children maternity hospital attacked in latest of 12 incidents targeting health facilities in Syria this month

A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in Idlib was damaged after at least two airstrikes landed near the facility late last night.

A similar attack in July left two dead and several, including babies, injured. This incident is the twelfth of a series of attacks against health facilities in April alone. 

Initial reports from the charity’s local partner suggests two airstrikes landed close to the hospital at about 2 am local time, damaging the building.

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