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Children Crisis in Syria: How You Can Help

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/13

Consequences of war on Syrian children:

An estimated 4,355 Syrian children have been killed (up to 15/1/2013) in the on-going conflict in Syria, according to latest report released by Martyrs of the Syrian Revolution Database. Thousands more have been wounded, detained, or left without family, or access to medical aid and humanitarian assistance.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 650,764 Syrian refugees are registered or awaiting registration inside and outside Syria. More than half of them (52%) are under 18. However, countless Syrian children have been confronted with the anguish of losing their home, their belongings, and parents. The Children's Rights Portal reports:

Syrian Children in Crisis, bitter winter adds to suffering. Source: Save the Children

In such conditions, practically all the necessary constants for child development are seriously disrupted, and the psychological damages of armed conflicts are incalculable…. These children, unable to grow up in an atmosphere of trust and having had to face atrocities from a very young age, often develop the conviction that violence is a way like any other to solve disputes, and so it is difficult for them to send a message of peace and international security to future generations.

 

 

How to Help Syrian Children?

Earlier this week, we reported on the steep price Syrian children are paying in this war tearing their country apart. Today, we look at ways in which individuals could help alleviate some of their suffering.

With your responsible actions, you can show your compassion and you can raise your voice so that the United Nations fulfills its roles towards protecting the rights of children abused in Syria. Show your solidarity with the children of Syria by:

  • Show your care by sharing this article where are many ways that can help to save Syrian children from their horrific destiny.
  • Sharing the cause through Rise 4 humanity which is:

A movement dedicated to raising public awareness of crimes against humanity all over the world and
helping to stop them, starting with the atrocities occurring against the Children of Syria.

 

The next video [Warning: Graphic, features dead children] represents the Syrian children case by Rise 4 Humanity.

  • In the UK, London, notice that in your urban Metro there are UNICEF ads to support children of Syria, Donate 5 pounds.
  • Donate, ANY AMOUNT, on the main page of UNICEF.
  • Give Books to help the education of Syrian children through Just Giving website: Books4Syria
  • Donate to Safeworld to give the support to the school in the Zaatari refugee camp known as the “children's camp” because nearly half its 33,000 residents are under the age of 18.
  • Donate to Save the Children to provide warm clothes, shoes, and blankets for children providing winter aid packages specially-made for infants.

Save the Children launched a campaign to Stop the Crimes Against Syria’s Children. The response was phenomenal – resulting in worldwide attention to the atrocities that children are living through in Syria. This was our fastest growing campaign, with thousands of people signing up every day.

UNICEF’s Children of Syria Winter Crisis Appeal ad in a London Subway Dec 2012. Source: Global Research

Sign Petitions:

Help by sending these sites and petitions to your friends and your official representatives. They can do a lot. You can do a lot.

The crisis in Syria affects 2 million children. We need your support to reach everyone. Source: UNICEF España on Twitter.

Local Communities which help Syrian children:

The next video, Out in the Cold: Syrian refugee families brave the winter, is posted by savethechildrenuk to illustrate the needs of children and fundraising aid to Syrian children refugees:

Syria's children are the innocent victims of this war and drawing attention to their plight and trying to help ease their suffering in the least anyone can do.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/13

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