Sunday 26 February 2017

The children of Syria desperately need help

refugee children gather around a fire in Ankara, Turkey
refugee children gather around a fire in Ankara, Turkey

* Last week classrooms across Syria should have been filled with the excited commotion of children beginning a new school term.

Instead the children of Syria, caught up in the largest humanitarian crisis in history, are paying the price of this conflict with their health, their education and their lives.

Over one million children have been forced to flee their homes in the dark of night and make a difficult and dangerous journey across the border to seek safety in neighbouring countries – it's a staggering number, the equivalent of every boy and girl in Ireland leaving these shores.

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