The children of Syria are dying. Those under six years of age have never known anything but war. 2016 was the worst year yet as Unicef has released a report that estimates that 625 children were killed and another 850 forced to fight against their will in a situation that is growing more desperate by the day. The stress of the witnessing of brutal violence, the lack of food, medical care and the very basics needed to survive takes a toll on children. If they are lucky to survive, the terror of these days will impact them for the rest of their lives.
According to CNN,
UNICEF says it can’t even access some of the harder to reach parts of the country, where it estimates 280,000 children are living under siege “completely cut off from humanitarian aid” and “dying in silence often from diseases that can otherwise be easily prevented.”
This tragedy is growing and the global community seems unwilling to do what needs to be done to bring an end to this growing humanitarian crisis.