Now in the tenth year of conflict in Syria, thousands are still fighting for their lives every day. We need to act now to help ensure children survive the recent escalation of violence in North-West Syria.
Since April 2019, fighting in Syria's Idlib province has intensified dramatically. Children are the first victims of this conflict. Children are being injured and killed, schools and kindergartens are being bombed and families continue to have to leave their homes overnight. Many are now stranded in dire conditions in camps. Children are denied food and healthcare and are left with responsibilities no child should have when their family members are lost or injured in bombings.
"An aircraft bombed my school. People died. I was crying ... parents were crying," says Masa*, age 10.
"My family was hungry so I went to get them food. Then the shell hit me" says Mahmoud*, age 10.
We are responding by providing essential items such as blankets and winter kits, in order to ensure children and their families survive the violence.
We're working with local partners to diagnose and treat malnourished children and providing families who have lost everything with cash for food. We're scaling up our education response through mobile buses and temporary learning spaces to make sure children can continue their learning despite their circumstances.
Right now, we are providing child protection by:
We are providing food, shelter and livelihoods by:
We are providing health and nutrition by:
And we are providing education by: