“Syria has gone now 40 years backwards from where it was”, the country is “one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a child.”
The war violence has killed more than 20,000 children in Syria, who are often are not accidental victims of war, but rather deliberately targeted. Witnesses say children and infants have been killed by snipers, or become victims of summary executions or torture. Schools have been bombed. Syrian children are denied to access to the basic of food, water and medicine.