iOS app Android app

Syria Children

Kids In Syria Need More Help Now Than Ever As Water Supply Gets Cut

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact

After enduring more than four years of civil war, Syrians are now being deprived of the one resource they can’t survive without -- water. For we...

Report: Getting 2.8 Million Syrian Kids In School Could Help End Conflict

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Syria currently has one of lowest education rates in the world, a consequence of the civil war that could prolong the crisis even further. Accordin...

Report: At Least 160 Syrian Children Were Killed In School Attacks Last Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Militants waged at least 68 attacks on Syrian schools last year, killing and injuring hundreds of children. But experts fear that those figures may be...

ISIS Closes Schools In Syria, Leaving Thousands Without Education

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

* Militants order school closures in three Syrian provinces * Curriculum to conform with "religious rules" (Adds details) ...

Attacks on Schools Threaten Children's Future; States Must Act

Steven Haines | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Steven Haines

When fighters use or attack schools, they deny children their rights to be protected and to be taught in safety. Education is crucial if we are to save a generation of war-affected children.

UN Declares 2014 A Devastating Year For Millions Of Children

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations children's agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with as many a...

Activists Slam Filmmakers For Staging Viral Video Of Syrian Boy Saving Girl

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

A Norwegian filmmaker is under fire after admitting to staging a viral video of Syrian kids dodging bullets in order to stir "debate" about war’s ef...

Children 'Suffocate To Death' After Receiving Vaccinations In Rebel-Held Syria

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days o...

Boy From Congo: It's Better To 'Die Trying To Get An Education' Than Live In Poverty Forever

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

On Christmas Day 2013, Dieme's life changed forever. The 8-year-old's hometown in Democratic Republic of Congo was attacked by a rebel group. Thous...

Harrowing Photos Of Syrian Child Refugees Capture A Generation Lost To War

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

The harrowing struggle for survival is not over for more than 1.1 million children who have fled Syria's devastating war. Thousands now carry the burd...

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Children Bear Brunt Of Recent Airstrikes, Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A spate of airstrikes and other attacks in recent days have left scores of children dead across Syria, underscoring the dangers facing inn...

The Powerful New Way to Help Syrian Children Now

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Kristin Wright

Syrian children continue to suffer immeasurably -- targeted by snipers, enduring hunger and displacement from their homes, a lack of health care, and the unsanitary conditions of massive refugee camps stretching out for miles.

Entire Generation Missing Out On School In Wartime Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact

MAJDAL ANJAR, Lebanon (AP) — Along with some 20 other Syrian children, 13-year-old Anas braves rain, mud and cold to attend class in a tent pitched ...

Syria's Children Are Our Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

A year ago when the planned military intervention was called off, both opponents and proponents of military action dutifully pledged that they would show greater urgency in providing for the victims. But the minute military action was off the agenda, the pressures to provide aid diminished and the public interest in delivering emergency humanitarian action dimmed.

How To Help Syria After UN Report Details Children Being Raped, Shocked, Tortured

Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact

A new U.N. report reveals that more than 100,000 people have been killed during the three-year conflict in Syria, including at least 10,000 children. ...

The Plight of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

Kathleen Hamill | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Hamill

For all of the complexity of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, there is one tragedy with an obvious solution: the plight of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Hunger The Latest Threat To Syrians

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon and Stephen Kalin BEIRUT, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Hunger is a growing threat to Syrians living in regions hit by the civi...

On Invoking the Deaths of Children: Where Does the Real "Moral Obscenity" Lie?

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

To suggest that the terrors of children in Darfur, their pain and agony, as well as their deaths are any less "morally obscene" than gas attacks on children in Syria is a painfully invidious comparison -- the more so since in the end, it is politically expedient.

Restoring Peace to Syria's Children Through Play

Johann Koss | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Johann Koss

As the world searches for a solution to the fighting in Syria, we must remember that peace is not only measured by the absence of war. For child refugees, who are among the most vulnerable bystanders of conflict, peace is about having the opportunity to be a kid again.

Amid War, Syrian Children Head Back To School

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government-controlled areas returned to school this week despite th...

Syrian Children Head Back To School As U.S. Strike Fears Subside

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrian school children started their academic year on time on Sunday after concern that schools would not...

The Mindful Response to Atrocities

Emily Bennington | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

I wrote an opening for this post that described the torture of a young boy in Syria. And then promptly deleted it. I wrote it again. And dele...

Don't Be Surprised If The Next Genocide Happens In Syria

Kristalina Georgieva | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Kristalina Georgieva

If you wanted a single person to represent the Syrian civil war you wouldn't choose a soldier or a rebel. It would have to be a child. Half of the 6.8...

LOOK: Artist Gives Syrian Kids Reason To Dream Of Better Future

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

ZAATARI, Jordan -- Young Syrian children, refugees of their country's grinding civil war, playfully grab paint brushes and rollers nearly as big as th...

Syria's War Children Will Grow Up Illiterate

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Abdullah, a 9-year-old orphaned by Syria's civil war, was piled in to van by his uncle as gunfire rattled around them. One of the last ...