We’ve all seen the news from Syria. Escalating violence is consuming the country – and children, purely the innocent bystanders, are being swept up in the violence. Tens of thousands of precious children are fleeing to the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan.
It’s estimated that half of all Syrian refugees are children or adolescents. We must act now to help children across the region. Donate now to help the children of Syria.
Through no fault of their own, these children are desperately vulnerable and in need of water, medicine and shelter. Many of these kids have witnessed their siblings and parents being hurt and injured. After seeing such horrors, some children end up withdrawn and quiet. They desperately need psychological support along with clean water, medicine and food.
UNICEF is on the ground. We are rushing to vaccinate children against life-threatening diseases, as well as to provide clean water and education. We are also there to care for children who have experienced trauma. But there is so much more to be done and we can only do it with your help.