A Lost Generation
More than 3.7 million Syrian children require immediate assistance now.
The risk of losing a generation grows with every day that the situation deteriorates, while the progress made for Syrian children in previous years is undone.
Children face tremendous dangers on a daily basis. They are being killed, maimed and orphaned by conflict. Health clinics that have not been damaged or destroyed struggle to deliver life-saving services. Clean water and adequate sanitation – the most fundamental of daily necessities – are increasingly scarce.
One in five schools have been damaged, destroyed or taken over by displaced people seeking shelter. Countless children suffer from the psychological trauma of seeing family members killed, of being separated from their parents and being terrified by the constant thunder of shelling. Girls and women are further vulnerable to violence.
We urgently need your help.
UNICEF and its partners are committed to keeping Syria’s children from becoming a ‘lost generation’. We have been on the ground in Syria and the surrounding countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey) since the crisis started over two years ago.
We have provided clean water, food, medical care aswell as schools, educational supplies and therapeutic activities to help children recover from the trauma they have experienced.
However right now, our resources are at breaking point. UNICEF’s programmes are only 20% funded. Without extra funding we won't be able to continue all of our work and some resources will last just a few more weeks. UNICEF has launched an emergency appeal to help the children who need us.
Right now, our resources are at breaking point. Without extra funding we won't be able to reach every child who needs us.
A gift of:
- €25.50 could help pay for one child to attend therapeutic activities for one month
- €57.50 could help provide school supplies and enable 40 children to attend school and give them hope for the future
- €102.40 could help provide clean water and sanitation to 4 Syrian families.
Your support could make all the difference. Thank you.
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