24/08/2013 Now we talk of 6 million refugees. Children: two million displaced within the country, a million refugee children, of which 740 thousand under 11 years. The complaint comes from UNICEF and UN High Commissariat. Many of the children were able to reach Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. About 7,000 were killed.
In the third year of the war in Syria reached the “shameful milestone of one million refugee children.” Syrian children forced to leave their land of which 740,000 are younger than 11 years.
The complaint comes from UNICEF and UN High Commissariat. “The one millionth refugee child is not just a number,” said Anthony Lake, Director General of the United Nations Fund for Children, “It’s a real child snatched from their homes, perhaps even his own family, and forced to face horrors that we can understand only in part. All of us must share the shame, because while we work to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the crisis, the global community has failed its responsibility towards this child. We should stop and ask ourselves how we can, in good conscience, continue to disappoint the children of Syria. ”
“What is at stake now is no more than the survival and well-being of a generation of innocent people,” added the ‘United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. “Young people of Syria are losing their homes, their families and their future. Even after you have crossed an international border and reached safety, they are traumatized, depressed and need to find a reason to hope. ”
According to data provided by UNICEF and UNHCR children make up half of all refugees caused by the conflict in Syria.
Inside Syria – then claims the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – about 7,000 children have been killed during the conflict, while the UNHCR and UNICEF estimates say that more than 2 million children are displaced within of the country.
The UN humanitarian agencies have asked donors for $ 5 billion to address the emergency related to the war in Syria.