Millions of Syrian Children Need Help

About 4.8 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. As many as 490 thousand of them are very difficult to reach because they are in remote areas or conflict-riddled areas.

Iftar  for Syrian refugees in Ramadan 2019
Illustration. Syrian children enjoy iftar dishes from Aksi Cepat Tanggap in Ramadan 2019. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SYRIA - Syrian children have been suffering for the last ten years because of the ongoing conflict. UNICEF’s Humanitarian Situation Report of Syria published in January 2021 explains, there are 4.8 million Syrian children who need assistance. As many as 490 thousand children in need live in hard-to-reach areas.

The report also notes that data also reported that 22 Syrian children died in January from incidents involving explosive weapons and unexploded ordnance in Hama and near Tal Rifaat, in northern rural Aleppo.

Help always comes to Syrian children. 16,814 children (52% girls) and 3,351 caregivers received awareness-raising messages on child protection issues such as the importance of education, dealing with peers, respecting seniors, and the importance of social cohesion in 10 governorates (Aleppo, Al-Hassakeh, Ar-Raqqa, Dara'a, Deir-ez-Zor, Hama, Lattakia, Quneitra, Tartous and Rural Damascus).

In Jakarta, Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response-Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained that the conflict in Syria has severely affected the children. With the ongoing conflict, children have been deprived of their basic security and wealth.

Said added, the international community can provide support to Syrian children through humanitarian assistance. "Aksi Cepat Tanggap channels generous support for Syrian children by fulfilling their needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Every kind of assistance that we give means so much for them," Said emphasized.

Currently, there are thirteen humanitarian campaigns that Indonesia Dermawan launches to help the Syrians by providing food alms, waqf wells, and waqf houses. []