Save Syria's Children

A microproject by Save the Children Federation
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Childhood should be a time defined by words like: playground, family, school and innocence.

However, more children around the world than ever before – at least 357 million children – are living, some just barely, in areas affected by conflict. Child refugees live in constant fear, uncertainly and instability.

The conflicts taking place in countries like Syria, South Sudan, Uganda, and Bangladesh have turned over 10 million children’s homes into darkened memories. Violence has become a way of life for them, while persecution makes these children especially vulnerable. Recent attacks in Syria have forced many families to flee, leaving even more children with no place to call home.

Conflict is redefining childhood. Read the report by Save the children, The War on Children, now.

Thanks to compassionate people like you, Save the Children is there, on the ground every day, working to provide essentials – like food and safety – to children trying to survive these extreme conditions.

Help us do whatever it takes to end the war on childhood. We’re working nonstop to ensure children are safe, cared for and learning. Learn more and support our work here.

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Children like Salim* need your help
Children like Salim* need your help

In the midst of a bitter winter, Salim*, age 2, tries to stay warm at a refugee camp near the Syrian border. With temperatures nearing sub-zero, Salim will face this brutal winter in a snow covered tent with only the clothes on her back to keep warm.

The cold days are long, but the nights are always longer for Salim. When the sun goes down, the temperature drops, and she can feel the freezing air against her cheeks. She shivers to keep her body warm but with no blanket she has nothing to protect her from the cold air breezing through the tent. She is one of many children fighting to survive the winter in a refugee camp, and as the conditions turn treacherous, she is in desperate need of warm clothes, blankets and food.

Already refugee camps in neighboring countries have been buried by early snow storms, a warning to the residents of the harsh winter ahead. With conditions set to get worse over the coming months, refugees are continuing to flee Syria, increasing the demand for supplies. Children are the most vulnerable in refugee camps. They have been taken away from their homes, schools, friends and families, and have been forced to start new lives in strange environments.

Save the Children has been distributing kits containing winter clothing, blankets and items to reinforce shelters to help prepare families for the winter in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, and will continue to provide support to them over the winter.

Save the Children is also on the ground year round providing the basics children need, like food and blankets and offering programs to help them cope with tragedy. We have also established temporary learning centers where children can continue their education in safe and quality learning centers.

With your help children like Salim can get the supplies she needs to survive the winter, receive an education and learn to be a kid again.

*Children's names have been changed to protect their identity given the sensitive context.


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Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
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Twitter: @savethechildren
Project Leader:
Penelope Crump
Westport, CT United States

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