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  • Syria: War has denied children their right to education

    21.10.2014 - Three years of brutal conflict in Syria have reversed more than a decade of progress in children’s education. Today over two million of Syria's 4.8 million school-aged children are not in school and are missing out on their right to an education. More...
  • Syria: Water shortage emergency follows civil war

    12.09.2014 - Fewer mortar shells and barrel bombs are falling on Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, but the city’s residents now face a different kind of threat: water shortage. Supplies of potable water have been been completely cut off, threatening humanitarian disaster. SOS Children's Villages Syria has revived old wells to bring safe water to residents. More...
  • Children Living In War: Three Snapshots from Syria

    10.04.2014 - A newborn baby rescued from the street; refugee kids making the best of life in rough shelters; a girl with nothing but the clothes on her back trying to stay warm through the cold winter – these are just three stories recorded by SOS Children´s Villages staff in Syria. More
  • Photo: © Rasha Muhrez

    Homeless children in Syria: Two little girls´story

    10.04.2014 - Little Alaa and Aya, living alone on the streets of Damascus, knew their own names, but had no identity papers and no idea what happened to their parents. A good samaritan noticed and took action. More
  • Reaching Thousands in Syria ‘Winterisation’ Project

    20.02.2014 - In the last two months, SOS Children’s Villages has distributed vital winter clothing to families shivering with cold in the Damascus winter More
  • Norwegian video drawing attention to plight of children in Syria goes viral

    20.02.2014 - A video produced by SOS Children’s Villages Norway to draw attention to the horrible situation that children are currently experiencing in Syria has gone viral, attracting more than 14 million views on YouTube. More
  • Making Damascus child-friendly

    20.01.2014 - Fear and trauma is preventing many children in Syria from attending school. As the conflict enters its fourth year, what can be done now to ensure that they will not become a lost generation? It is a race against time – led by SOS Children’s Villages More...
  • SOS Children's Villages helping Syria's terrified children

    30.08.2013 - “There is nowhere for children to hide in Damascus” says Rasha Muhrez, who leads the SOS Children’s Villages Emergency Programme in Syria. In spite of the current upheaval, the emergency team is providing practical support and hope to children and families who ask for little more than the right to go to school. More...
  • A Syrian mother's $12 dream

    13.08.2013 - One in four Syrians have either sought refuge outside the country or live displaced from their homes and livelihoods within its boundaries. They all dream of peace. Some dream of basic needs. Watch this video ...
  • Back to school? A girl in Damascus is displaced from her home, friends and school

    Damascus – Eye witness to humanitarian need

    08.07.2013 - Preparing for Ramadan in Damascus is exceptionally challenging this year. One of the few Europeans to recently visit the city witnessed life in a mosque which is now home to hundreds of displaced people. The visit began with a loud blast. What followed proves why humanitarian support is urgently needed. Listen here ...