The tragedy of orphaned children:
The suffering of orphaned children is exacerbated by the extremely poor humanitarian conditions in the camps, and the orphan care crisis is considered one of the biggest crises in northern Syria. In the absence of safety and stability in Syria and the absence of health, education, and entertainment services, Syrian children are living the greatest tragedy in a painful reality that does not pay attention to childhood.
The suffering of displacement:
Children in Syria are facing the worst humanitarian conditions since the beginning of the conflict in 2011. Every child grows up without experiencing the joy of childhood, because they fled their homes after witnessing the killing and destruction, and their homes were destroyed by ground and air attacks, to end up living in areas of displacement and informal (random) camps, UNICEF estimates the displacement of more than 13.4 million people, including 6.1 million children.
Absence of orphans’ parents and the inability of their relatives to take care of them:
More than 10 years of continuous conflict, which claimed the lives of the parents of 10,000 children, left them to live a harsh life among the rubble and wreckage of systematic bombing, without providing any sponsorship, and with the difficulty of securing the most basic necessities of life. This resulted in the inability of their relatives to compensate for the absence of their parents or to provide adequate conditions for a decent living and provide educational opportunities that protect their future.
Health and psychological effects on generations:
The conflict in Syria has left horrific effects on children and Syrian families, and has caused psychological crises and nervous shocks in children that are difficult to deal with and treat, and some of them may become more aggressive, as a result of that constant nervous stress. The number of children suffering from psychological distress has doubled, which may lead to permanent consequences for the psychological and mental health of large numbers of them.
The war has affected millions of children terribly, they saw nothing in life but the sounds of bombing and clashes, and then they were forced to leave their homes and lost their parents, some of them were left alone after losing all their family members, and thousands of them live in appalling conditions in random camps that lack infrastructure, foodstuff, medical and school supplies.
Child labor and school dropout:
When the orphan is left without a sponsor, he is forced to work in difficult professions that expose his life to great risks to support himself and secure his living needs, and more than 2.5 million children have been forced to drop out of school inside Syria and 750 thousand in asylum countries. It is estimated that more than half of Syrian children are not enrolled in school, after the majority of Syrian schools are out of service, as a result of damage or complete destruction, and some of them are used as shelters for the IDPs.
Their future is unpredictable:
Many orphans live a life of homelessness that some despicable take advantage of, and if their problem is not resolved, the worst social catastrophe may occur, and they may turn into time bombs if they are not rehabilitated.
The dreams of an entire generation were lost due to the misfortunes of the ongoing war, and only sad stories remain about the tragedies of Syrian children, which will only increase with the exacerbation of the humanitarian crises in Syria. Their lives and the lives of their relatives are still fraught with danger and in need of all kinds of relief assistance.
Let’s make a better world and participate in building a better future for them.
This is a summary.