More than 500 thousand children in Syria cut off from the world – UNICEF

Более 500 тыс. детей в Сирии отрезаны от мира, - ЮНИСЕФ

In Syria due to ongoing fighting, the number of children living in conditions of siege, for the year almost doubled and now stands at 500 thousand people. It is reported by UNICEF.

It is noted that the children reside in 16 districts, which are almost completely cut off from humanitarian assistance and essential services.

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“For millions of people in Syria, life has become an endless nightmare – particularly for hundreds of thousands of children living under siege. Children are killed and wounded, they are too afraid to go to school or even play, surviving in the conditions of shortage of food and drugs,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony lake.

It is noted that some communities in Syria for two years almost did not receive assistance. Only in the Eastern part of Aleppo, according to UNICEF estimates, 100 thousand children live under siege.

Also the organization say that due to the lack of safe places children have to play and learn in the basement.

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UNICEF called on all parties to the conflict to lift the siege on Syria, as well as to allow and facilitate humanitarian organizations access across the country.