"Syria is fast becoming a forgotten conflict”, says Lukas van Trier, Country Director for War Child’s Syria Response.
The 11-year conflict remains one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Millions of Syrians have fled across borders, making them also the largest group of refugees globally. Many of those who remain live in squalid, overcrowded conditions and are routinely exposed to all forms of violence.
Violence has intensified in recent months. Over 100 people - including children - have been killed by airstrikes since June, resulting in the largest displacement recorded since March 2020.
“Airstrikes - often on buildings where displaced families are sheltering - have become more regular”, says Adel Aldahien, War Child Child Protection Specialist. “People are living by the day, in a constant state of fear. Children are dropping out of school and going out to work in a desperate bid to feed their families”, she continues.