Three Years Of Conflict Is Three Years Too Long
This week marks three years since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. In that time, the conflict has claimed the lives of at least 10,000 children. 9.3 million people have been affected by the conflict inside Syria, with millions more having sought refuge in surrounding countries, including Egypt.
Reena*, aged six, is one of almost 59,000 Syrian children registered as refugees in Egypt. To demonstrate the international community’s support for the people of Syria, candle-lit vigils are being held across the world in the lead up to the anniversary on 15th March. Let us stand #WithSyria and ensure that children like Reena* are not forgotten.
*Name changed to protect identity