November 16, 2014
Thousands of children in Syria became victims of the indiscriminate attacks characterizing the regime’s bloody crackdown. Brutal crimes claimed the lives of over 2,500 children, forcing more than one hundred thousand families to flee their homes seeking safety in neighboring countries. Some estimates put the number of internally displaced at more than two million. Escalating violence against civilians in Syria forced thousands of traumatized children to live in refugee camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences waiting and wondering when they can return to their normal lives. Each one of them lost someone or something–a parent, a sibling, a friend, and/or a home.