Children have been the biggest victims in Syria’s six-year war

Syria’s six-year war has taken a terrible toll on the country’s children, especially those who have been separated from their families, a senior UNICEF official told Reuters on Wednesday (March 15).

Furthermore, as well as the large number of direct casualties from warfare, many more children have died or suffered from indirect consequences of the crisis including a collapse in healthcare, according to UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, who just spent three days visiting Damascus, Homs and Aleppo.

UNICEF, the United Nation’s agency focusing on children, issued a report on Monday on the war in Syria, which began after protests six years ago against President Bashar al-Assad.

In its report, UNICEF said it had documented the deaths of 652 children last year, 20 percent more than in 2015. But Cappelaere said that represented only a small proportion of the real number of deaths.

(Reuters)

 
 
 

Trump Slams Obama for Caging Children

Trump Slams Obama for Caging Children
President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, over how illegal alien children were treated during ...
READ MORE >
 
US

US Moves 100 Coffins to DMZ to Collect War Remains From North Korea

US Moves 100 Coffins to DMZ to Collect War Remains From North Korea
On Saturday the U.S. military said they had moved about 100 wooden coffins to the demilitarised zone between North ...
READ MORE >
 

Trump Adviser Kushner Says to Palestinian Arabs: ‘You deserve a bright future’

Trump Adviser Kushner Says to Palestinian Arabs: ‘You deserve a bright future’
JERUSALEM—Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said that "now is the time" for both the Israelis ...
READ MORE >
 

Retaliatory EU Tariff on American Harley Motorcycles Will Affect Price: Europe Manager

Retaliatory EU Tariff on American Harley Motorcycles Will Affect Price: Europe Manager
Harley-Davidson Inc. could be forced to raise prices in Europe due to EU tariffs on U.S. goods, hitting ...
READ MORE >