There are 5.6 million children inside Syria who are either caught in the line of fire, trapped in poverty or displaced from their home. An additional 2 million children make up about half of the total refugee population. Of the children still in Syria, 2.6 million children are currently not in school; at least a quarter of schools in the country have been either damage, destroyed or taken over for other purposes, according to the United Nations.
Most importantly, children in crisis always face the greatest risk from food shortages, insufficient medical care and the lack of drinkable water. Beyond lacking basic necessities, these children are forced to deal with severe psychological trauma as a result of witnessing so much death and destruction.
OrphaCare UMD has chosen to support SOS Children's Villages in Syria because they have helped Syrian children and families from the early days of the current conflict with the following:
- Interim Care Centers for unaccompanied and separated children that provide medical care, psychological support, recreational activities and more.
- Child-Friendly Spaces that offer various fun activities for children, such as art workshops, storytelling sessions, sports activities and music classes.
- Children also have access to psychosocial support that helps them work through the traumatic situations they have experienced.
- Food and nutrition distribution that aims to provide 10,000 food packages to families in need.
PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THE WORLD'S MOST VULNERBALE CHILDREN IN SYRIA BY GIVING TODAY!
- OrphaCare UMD