Hitting Rock Bottom in Syria
#ChildrenUnderAttack: How 2016 Became the Worst Year for Syria's Children
Children’s suffering has hit rock bottom in Syria as the conflict reaches six years. The song, which is composed and donated to UNICEF by Zade Dirani, UNICEF Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, is a message of hope from Syria’s children to the children and people of the world, with a simple request to get their childhood back.
The song is performed by 10 year-old Ansam, an internally displaced girl in Syria who was born blind. The song was shot in an area of Syria heavily damaged by the fighting. Children performing as part of the choir are all internally displaced and participate, along with Ansam, in UNICEF psychosocial support programmes.
HITTING ROCK BOTTOM: CHILDREN’S SUFFERING IN SYRIA AT ITS WORST – UNICEF
DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017 – Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years.
معاناة أطفال سوريا في الحضيض بعد ستّ سنوات من النّزاع
دمشق/عمّان، 13 آذار/مارس 2017 – بلغت الإنتهاكات الجسيمة ضد الأطفال في سوريا أعلى مستوى لها على الإطلاق في العام 2016 بحسب تقييم اليونيسف حول تأثير النّزاع على الأطفال، فيما تكمل الحرب عامها السّادس