Syrian Children Under Siege

Girl in Syria/Homs
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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 deliver education, physical protection and psychological support to refugee children.

Together with partners all over the globe, UNICEF is asking for 1.2 million people to stand up for the children of Syria to prevent the loss of a generation. One voice for each of the 1.2 million child refugees torn from their homes.

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