The impact of five years of war on Syria's children and their childhoods
Addressing the needs and rights of all children affected by this conflict
Every Syrian child under the age of five has known nothing but a lifetime shaped by war – that’s an estimated 2.9 million children inside Syria and at least 811,000 in neighbouring countries. Addressing the needs and rights of all children affected by this conflict is essential if we are to avoid the loss of an entire generation, and decades of development progress. Any child who has lived through the last five years will never know the Syria their parents remember. Today, more than ever, it is a children’s crisis. More than eight million children inside Syria and in neighbouring countries are in need of assistance.