Conflict in Syria
After more than a decade of conflict in Syria, children are still under attack. The ongoing humanitarian crisis and hostilities continue to impact children’s access to education, health care, shelter, nutrition, protection from child trafficking and more.
Two thirds of the population in Syria is in need of assistance because of a worsening economic crisis, continued localized hostilities, mass displacement and devastated public infrastructure. Around 90 per cent of families in the country live in poverty, while more than 50 per cent are food insecure.
And, to make matters worse, Syria was hit with two devastating earthquakes on February 6, 2023. Thousands of people were killed and injured, and thousands of schools, hospitals and homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving families displaced and exposed to harsh winter conditions.
In Syria, UNICEF is providing shelter, protection, safe drinking water, sanitation services, and nutrition and hygiene essentials.