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Syria: The Cost of Conflict

SYRIA: THE COST OF CONFLICT Millions of people have fled their homes during more than two years of the conflict. What you may not know: Children are among the hardest hit. 1,000,000 ? child refugees NEARLY 3/4 OF THEM ARE YOUNGER THAN 1l1 YEARS OLD. INSTEAD OF EDUCATING KIDS, >3,000 Schools damaged or destroyed SOME SCHOOLS ARE NOW REPORTEDLY BEING USED AS: AMMUNITION STORAGE FACILITIES DETENTION CENTERS >7,000 ? OUT OF THE 100,000 PEOPLE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT TO DATE, 7% ARE CHILDREN children dead UNDER 15. = an entire generation at risk CHANGE THE EQUATION: GO TO OXFAM.ORG/SYRIA SOURCES All figures based on information available as of Sept. 5, 2013. Number and ages of child refugees: UNICEF, "A million refugee children mark shameful milestone in Syria crisis," Aug. 23, 2013. Number of damaged schools: UN News Centre, "Number of Syrian refugees tops 2 million, with 'more on the way.- UN agency." Sept. 3, 2013. Alternate uses of schools: UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, "Syrian Arab Republic," May 15, 2013. Number of child deaths: UN Radio, "Situation remains dire for children in Syria: Special Representative," Aug. 7, 2013. OXFAM Number of total deaths: UN News Centre, Ban Ki-moon's speeches, "Opening remarks at press encounter prior to his meeting with US Secretary of State Kerry," July 25, 2013.

Syria: The Cost of Conflict

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Two million refugees have now fled violence in Syria and are in desperate need of aid for shelter, food and water. At least half of them are children. Oxfam's response to the Syrian crisis has alre...






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