Syria: Prolonged, High-Intensity Conflict Has Devastating Impacts on Children, Critical to Prioritize Survivors’ Rights and Needs

Wednesday May 19th, 2021

By Editeur

Millions of children in Syria remain trapped in a high-intensity protracted conflict and continue to endure a shocking level of violence, with little support available to survivors, highlights the third report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

“In Syria, all children below the age of 10 have lived their entire life in a country ravaged by conflict. They have known nothing but war. The consequences of such prolonged exposition to violence, to the violation and abuse of their most fundamental rights and to enormous stress, are dramatic. It is bound to affect generations to come. (…),” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba.

Read the full press release and access the report: Children and Armed Conflict UN