➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
Syrian Arab Republic: Whole of Syria Child Protection AOR 2017 Operational Strategy
UN Children’s Fund, Protection Cluster – July 31, 2017
The relentless violence and dire humanitarian situation in Syria are having a devastating impact on the protection of children of all ages. Grave child rights violations continue unabated with countless deaths and injuries due to the persistent use of explosive weapons in civilian areas. Children endure multiple protection risks and violations of their rights on a daily basis, including family separation, physical and sexual violence, military recruitment, torture, kidnapping, detention, limited access to basic services, child marriage, engagement in hazardous forms of labour, lack of birth certificates, and psychosocial distress.