Understanding the Situation Syrian Refugee Children Face

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Many countries all over the world face several kinds of crises. Syria is one of many that has bored the brunt of multiple tough situations, placed in the middle of conflict for the longest time. There are still millions of refugees who are still in need of proper aid.

While many have already been assisted to safety and security, many Syrian children are still quite vulnerable to a variety of these disasters that require urgent health. Although multiple individuals and organizations strive to do their part, there‘s still a long way to go.

Continue reading for an overview of the dire situation that Syrian refugee children face:

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What Do Syrian Refugees Face?

The Syrian civil war encompasses so much bloodshed over the last decade, affecting the lives of so many families in the Middle East. Although many can escape or get adopted for a better home, there are still many who have to experience the reality of the ongoing conflict. The effects are as follows:

  • Informal Settlements Within Camps.

    Men, children, and women are all scattered and displaced all over different countries due to Syria’s state as a warzone. Some are in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and more, with plenty separated from their families.

  • The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Health facilities aren’t accessible enough to many Syrian refugees. It’s even more of a familiar story when the younger ones aren’t registered in the country and are refused the proper care and service they need.

  • Education Inaccessibility.

    It’s a natural stage for children to enroll and learn many things, but Syrian children aren’t able to have that kind of luxury. Not only is there an imbalance between students and teachers, but the facilities aren’t available either.

  • Scarcity of Resources.

    Food and water are quite hard to come by, which can often worsen the health condition of a child. Plus, the lack of these basic necessities can result in a decline in their psychosocial well-being.

  • Disregard of Children’s Rights.

    In an environment where survival of the fittest is respected, children and disabled youth are at a disadvantage as they’re treated as mere commodities. Child labor and early marriage are simply normalized.

How Is the Situation Approached?

Many humanitarian organizations under UNICEF’s Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan, alongside the No Lost Generation initiative, will seek to help at least 3,000,000 displaced Syrian children. We aim to provide different programs that will tackle each issue faced, ensure quality access and recognize the rights of these children to live a better life.

How Can You Help with the Situation?

Being able to participate in these efforts in any way that you can is quite important to ensure that every single child will be given aid. Consider donating or becoming a volunteer during these tough times to continue these humanitarian operations and community outreach programs. You can also look into housing a child of your own to give them a new life.

Conclusion

Every human has the right to nutrition, education, proper health, and protection, and that statement is even truer for children. As many of them face such disasters, it’s important to extend a hand and home when we can.

 

UOSSM USA is a nonprofit and non-government medical humanitarian organization that’s incorporated in the state of Texas. Reach out with us today.

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