Unprecedented: UN agencies appeal to save the people of Syria
After more than two years of conflict and more than 80,000 deaths, including thousands of children…
After more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, including over 1.5 million refugees living in severely stressed neighbouring countries…
After so many families torn apart and communities razed, schools and hospitals wrecked and water systems ruined…
After all this, there still seems an insufficient sense of urgency among the governments and parties that could put a stop to the cruelty and carnage in Syria.
We, leaders of UN agencies charged with dealing with the human costs of this tragedy, appeal to political leaders involved to meet their responsibility to the people of Syria and to the future of the region.
What’s happening to the children of Syria isn’t just about politics
It's about survival. And right now, they need our help. But the world isn’t responding as it has when other children have been put at risk.
Without your help, this is what will happen to Syrian children within the next several months:
- 2 million children inside Syrian borders will not receive lifesaving vaccinations. 180,000 will not receive critical medical care from mobile health teams.
- 60,000 people will run out of drinking water in Jordan's Za'atari camp for Syrian refugees.
- 50,000 children in Lebanon will not get the psychological support that can help them come to terms with the violence they have experienced.
- 30,000 refugees in Iraq will not get access to safe drinking water and hygiene services.