Syrian Children Under Siege
Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.
6.5 million Syrian children have been affected by a brutal, three-year conflict. 2.8 million children are no longer in school and more than 1 million are living as refugees in neighboring countries. For these children, what's at stake isn't politics. It's their future. Three years away from the their homes, schools and communities means their chance at building a future may soon be lost.
UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, helping to mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history. UNICEF is working closely with partners to immunize more than 20 million children in the region following a polio outbreak; provide 10 million people with safe drinking water; and education, physical protection, psychological support and winter clothes to refugee children.