Syria

Tuesday 14 November 2017

SYRIA: Grave fears for 175,000 children who have fled Deir Ez-zour

November 3rd, 2017 - The Syrian government today seized the last part of the Syrian city of Deir Ez-zour from Islamic State. The escalation in fighting has pushed hundreds of thousands in recent weeks and months.

The camps for the displaced are overwhelmed and conditions are woefully inadequate. Save the Children is advocating for greater support to all those in need and is calling for urgent action to be taken to get children, many of whom have been out of school for years, back in the classroom so they can start to recover from the traumatic things they have seen.

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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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