Syrian Civil War 2 years, 10 months and 6 days
What is happening ? • In early 2011 peaceful demonstrations took place with political activists demanding greater freedom for the people of Syria. The Syrian Government reacted with violent crackdowns on Syrian civilians. Since then retaliations have been going on between both sides – the Government and the Opposition (Free Syrian Army); leading to full blown civil war.
Syria Thousands of innocent people including women and children are being affected. Their lives are completely disrupted as they are forced to leave their homes in order to escape the fighting and search for safety.
The children of Syria As the eyes of the world focus on the mounting violence in Syria, we must not overlook the fact that while children are not responsible for this tragedy, they’re paying a terrible price.
More than 8 million people are currently affected by the violence, and rising. • 4.25 million have fled their homes and are now internally displaced. • 2 million people have become refugees, and have fled to neighbouring countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.
Many refugees have little or no opportunity to take any belongings, they flee with just the clothes on their back and what they can carry. Syrian refugees are in desperate need of help. Many are wounded, exhausted, terrified and have health and nutrition problems.
Winter conditions bring new hardship for more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. 11,000 children killed in Syrian violence
How can YOU Help? You can help out the victims in Syria by donating warm clothes and blankets to aid them through winter conditions by 23rd January, 2014. Made by a student of 11G1