Syrian Children Battle Freezing Temperatures and Escalating Violence
More than 500,000 children have been displaced, and 77 children killed or injured, as a result of intense violence in northwest Syria since 1 December 2019*.
Today, tens of thousands of children, and their families, are now living in tents across the Middle-East.
These flimsy tents aren’t waterproof and offer no protection from the freezing temperatures and biting winds.
Mothers, who’ve done everything to protect their children from conflict, must now battle the elements to survive.
“We walked for three days and now live in tents. All of our belongings were soaked with rain and mud,” says Nadia*, a recently displaced mother originally from Saraqeb in Idlib, now living in the Aleppo area.
“I have a very sick child who needs urgent surgery, but I cannot afford it. If my child dies, all I could do is to bury him.”
Children in Northern Syria are in desperate need of medicine, food, clean water and warm clothes if they are to survive.