In the midst of war in Syria the right to childhood is being pulverised

Reportage By Dima Nicolas

Issue #1 - Jul 25th, 2014



The past three years of war in Syria has managed to disrupt the growth of a whole generation of children psychologically, physically, socially and educationally. In a report released by UNICEF in March 2014, statistics reveal that 5.5 million children have been affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. For the greater the war has grown in ferocity, it has managed to target children with its weapons to accumulate the diseased, disabled and orphaned. Indeed, the destruction of infrastructure has been reflected in the lack of access to basic rights such as education and health, which will definitely leave an effect on a child’s life from a psychological and social perspective. In this investigation, we will attempt to shed light on the psychological, educational and health effects of war on Syrian children.