The Syrian war which has left millions homeless and killed thousands of others have left the world in utter disappointment and anguish.
As the conflict marks five years, the United Nations along with Russia and the USA are trying to reach to a solution to the woe of the Syrians.
The protests against the Bashar al-Assad government since March 2011 made the world witness, the greatest debacle of the 21st century. According to report by the UN refugee agency on World Refugee Day, the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide had exceeded 50 million people for the first time in the post-World War II era.
The heart-wrenching images at the European borders and coasts of Turkey and Greece have flashed repeatedly across television channels and newspapers, and the experiences and stories have pierced our hearts.
According to a UNICEF report, an estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children – has been born since the conflict began in 2011, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement. This figure includes more than 151,000 children born as refugees since 2011. More than one-third of these children were killed while in school or on their way to or from school.
The UNICEF to mark the five years of conflict in Syria, have started a campaign “No place for children”, the impact of five years of war on Syrian children and their jeopardised childhood.
As part of this initiative, the UNICEF has released videos of children, who have become the greatest victim of the gory war.
Here are some videos that you must see of the war.
12-year-old Saja who lost her leg in the war but have not given up her ambition. Displaced in Aleppo, Syria for three years she shares her story about how life was beautiful before the war.
16-year-old Mesh’al Abu Salem is a Syrian youth from Dar’aa, living in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, shares his love for Maths and Arabic.
The story of 14-year-old Qamar, who has been married for two years and now has a 1-year-old child, shares her fear and responsibilities as a mother.
Moheb, 11 talks about the loss of his friend and his love for playing chess.
Malak, a 7-year-old Syrian girl recounts her traumatic journey from Syria to Greece by the sea.
Alia, 15 now shares her experience and says, “I don’t show that I’m depressed.”