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According to UNHCR, 5,682,058  people have now fled Syria. Children make up 45% of the refugee population, corresponding to an estimate of 2,556,926  refugee children. To date, we have reached 3,881,246  people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt,...

Save the Children is campaigning at an international and national level to achieve the greatest impact for children with the Every Last Child Campaign. This country spotlight focuses on the internally displaced children and Syrian refugee...

The Iraqi Government is expected to make its move to retake the city of Mosul, currently held by the so-called Islamic State, in October 2016. The battle for control is likely to be fierce and prolonged. In addition to the risk of mass civilian...

As the conflict in Syria edges towards its sixth year and world leaders grapple with its catastrophic human consequences, much attention has focussed on the conflict itself as the driver of mass migration to Europe. In this report, we seek to...

6 million children affected by the war in Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. 1.4 million of these children are of school age and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries and more than half of them lack access to...

Childhood in the Shadow of War

2015 - Iraq, Lebanon, Syria

Now in its fifth year, the armed conflict in Syria continues to increase in intensity. More and more civilians are being driven from their homes to seek safe shelter elsewhere in the country, or, increasingly, outside of Syria’s borders, which...

According to this new report, released by Save the Children and UNICEF, the continued conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever growing number of children into an often exploitative labour market. The risk of a “lost...

In a three-year collaboration, World Vision International and Columbia University, joined by UNICEF and Save the Children, sought to document the protective and restorative effectiveness of Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs), identify good practice in...

This position paper starts with an outline of the international community's growing concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and then looks at the devastating impact that this has had on children and their families in Syria....