The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian crisis continues to leave children with psychological scars, UNICEF

Eleven years since the crisis began in Syria, violence, displacement and lack of access to essential services continue to obstruct children’s lives leaving themwith psychological and physical scars, UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Approximately 13,000 of Syrian children have been killed and injured since the beginning of the crisis, according to UNICEF.

In 2021, nearly 900 children in Syria lost their lives or were injured mostly by landmines, explosive remnants of war and unexploded ordnance.

“Nearly 5 million children have been born in Syria since 2011. They have known nothing but war and conflict,” Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF Representative in Syria said.

“Like all children, children with disabilities have the right to be cared for and nurtured,” Nylund added.  

In 2021, UNICEF reached 11,3 million people, including 7,3 million children with humanitarian assistance across Syria.

UNICEF and partners provided 220,892 children with mental health and psychosocial support services through child-friendly spaces and mobile teams.

 

 

Source: North Press

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