Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore issued a statement about situation in Syria.
She said in her statement that, Ten years since the war in Syria started, children continue to be killed, injured, displaced and deprived of basic necessities.
She added, “Barely three weeks into the new year, at least 15 children have now been killed in incidents involving explosive weapons and unexploded ordnance. Another 15 children have been injured.
Statement continues, “Children and families in Syria have suffered so much over the past decade, with still no end in sight. At least 4.7 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. Rising poverty, fuel shortages and mounting food prices are forcing children to leave school for work. With each week, the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder for families to survive and provide even basic education and protection for their children.
Henrietta Fore ended: The violence in Syria must end