Syrian Children in Crisis
Help Prevent a Lost Generation
For the children of Syria, what's at stake isn't politics. It's their future.
More than 5 million Syrian children are at risk. More than 1 million have been forced to seek refuge outside Syria. 2 million are no longer in school. For three years, these children have witnessed unspeakable violence and destruction, living in constant fear.
With their education interrupted, and their sense of safety threatened again and again, millions of Syrian children are at risk of losing their future — with profound long-term consequences for Syria and the region.
Together with partners all over the globe, UNICEF is asking for 1.2 million people to stand up for the children of Syria. One voice for each of the 1.2 million child refugees torn from their homes.
Be a champion for the children of Syria. Join the pledge to prevent a lost generation.
How UNICEF is Responding
UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, helping to mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history.
Working with partners, UNICEF has planned to immunize 2.2 million children under five inside Syria and 23.7 million children in surrounding countries against polio. It has also planned to provide 10 million people with access to safe drinking water.
UNICEF is also helping to provide 3.9 million children with educational opportunities, and delivering social services and protection to 1.5 million children.
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Latest Blog Posts
February 27, 2014
UNICEF is making a big push for Syria’s children in its annual appeal to respond to the world’s most critical emergencies. Nearly 40 percent of the 2014 humanitarian action appeal is designated as aid for children in Syria and the surrounding region, an indication that UNICEF is redoubling its efforts to ensure that Syria’s traumatized […]
February 11, 2014
Following a cease-fire that went into effect on Friday, more than 1,000 civilians — including more than 500 children — were evacuated from the Old City in Homs, Syria’s third largest city and a center of violence in the ongoing crisis. Despite the cease-fire, humanitarian workers have been deliberately targeted, according to Valerie Amos, the […]
February 5, 2014
The U.N. has released a harrowing new report that documents the extent of the suffering experienced by Syria’s children during three years of conflict. Children have endured “acts of terror” and “grave violations,” the report states. They have been sexually abused and tortured, used as human shields and recruited as child soldiers. More than 10,000 […]
Latest Press Releases
February 24, 2014
UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating impact on children and alarming long-term consequences of a lost generation as the conflict in Syria approaches its fourth year.
February 20, 2014
UNICEF appealed today for nearly $2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance this year to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries.
February 12, 2014
At least 500 women and children were among civilians evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs over the past few days during the ongoing humanitarian operation being undertaken by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. UNICEF staff accompanied children identified as vulnerable until they reached safety to ensure they were not separated from their families or otherwise placed at risk.