UNICEF in action
To much of the world, the conflict that has terrorized the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2012 is a forgotten crisis. But to the 43,000 children of the nation who are suffering...
As children, many of us had a prized possession — but what if you had been forced to leave home suddenly, fleeing war or escaping poverty? Could you have brought your prized possession? Would you have found something new along the way?
"In kindergarten, they teach us the letters and the numbers, and we play together," Mohammad, a wide-eyed 6-year-old, (below) tells a visitor to his class in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp. "When I grow up, I want to become a policeman."
They have been through so much, and they have so little. Many of the approximately 40,000 Syrian refugee children growing up in Jordan's sprawling Za'atari refugee camp don't remember a time before Syria's brutal civil war began in 2011.