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Syria: children struggle with physical and psychological scars after 11 years of war


 

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(UNICEF) DAMASCUS, 15 March 2022 – Eleven years since the crisis began in Syria, violence, displacement, and lack of access to essential services continue to put children’s lives at risk. Just yesterday, three children were reportedly killed by unexploded ordnance in Aleppo city.

Last year, nearly 900 children in Syria lost their lives or were injured. This brings the total number of children killed and injured since the beginning of the crisis to nearly 13,000. Landmines, explosive remnants of war and unexploded ordnance were the leading cause of child casualties in 2021, accounting for nearly one third of all recorded injuries and deaths, leaving many children with lifelong disabilities.

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Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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