Syria Crisis

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  • Syria’s ‘lost generation’ of children now suffering year 5 of war

    20.03.2015 - As the brutal conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, over 12.2 million people there need life-saving humanitarian assistance. Almost half of them are children who now face a fifth year of being denied their rights to safety, education, health care and protection. More 
  • Shot by snipers: A Syrian Boy's Story

    23.12.2014 - NBC News and SOS Children's Villages share the story of Wael, a 9-year-old Syrian boy bravely fighting to recover from the sniper attack that disfigured his face. More...
  • 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...