Disabled children, Enabled futures
Irreparable damage of war in Syria and undefeatable determination of children
The seven-year long war in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on each and every child in Syria and in refugee host countries, with the effects of the crisis reverberating throughout the country, the region and the globe. Destruction, violence, displacement and death continue to tear apart every aspect of children’s lives: their schools, their homes, their playgrounds and their neighbourhoods.
The use of explosive weapons and indiscriminate attacks in densely populated urban areas have caused widespread destruction and limited people’s access to vital medical services including psychosocial support. These factors and the overall impact of a seven-year war, family separations and displacement, have left scores of children with lifelong disabilities, both physical and mental.