Syrian Refugee Crisis

Rikku Lor

Why are Syrian refugee fleeing their homes?

Syrian are fleeing their home because violence. Since the Syrian civil war began, 320,000 people have been killed, including 12,000 children. About 1.5 million people been wounded or permanently disabled, according to Syrian observatory for human rights. The war has become more deadly since foreign powers joined the conflict. Within Syria, healthcare, education systems, and other infrastructure have been destroyed; the economy is shattered.

What are are Syrian refugee's greatest needs?

Syrian fleeing conflict need all the basic sustain their lives: food, clothes, health assistance, shelter, and household and hygiene items. They need reliable supplies of water, as well as sanitation facilities. Children need a safe environment and a chance to play and go to school. Adults needs employment options in case of long terms displacement. Refugee's need warm clothes, shoes, bedding, heaters, and heating fuels.

How does the war in Syria affect children?

Children are susceptible to malnutrition and diseases brought on poor sanitation, including diarrhea diseases like cholera. Cold weather increase the risk of pneumonia and other respiratory infections. Many refugee children have to work to support their families. Without adequate income to support their families and fearful of their daughters being molested, parents-especially single mothers-may opt arranged marriage for girls, some as young as 13. Between 2 million and 3 million Syrian children are not attending school. The U.N. children's agency says the war reversed 10 years of progress in education for Syrian children.