Today, the 12th of
For this day, we’ve decided to focus on how violence and armed conflict in Syria has forced many of the country’s children into work, denying them their basic rights to a full childhood, with one of the most crucial ones being education.
With hard work and no study, children are paying the heaviest price. After eight years of conflict, the crisis has massively impacted children in both Syria and the surrounding region. Every child has been emotionally, mentally, and physically affected by the conflict’s violence and displacement which has caused severed family ties and lack of access to basic services.
The devastation in Syria is huge. Many schools, hospitals, and utilities have been destroyed. According to the UNICEF Report on The Syrian Crisis in 2019, it states that around “2.6 million children remain displaced inside Syria, while some 2.5 million children are living as refugees, in neighboring countries”.
We shouldn’t be surprised that years of conflict, displacement, violence, and loss of livelihoods would interrupt children’s education and push them into work to help provide for their families.
According to UNICEF “Children are often forced into hazardous
UNICEF, as well as other partners, are on the ground in Syria and across the region working hard to protect those children by teaching them how to cope with the impact of conflict and resume their childhoods. Parts of their efforts include