Syria’s lost generation

As many as two million children in Syria are out of school as a result of the six-year-long civil war in the country, a report released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.
The Syrian conflict began in 2011 after a crackdown on anti-government and pro-democracy protests.
The war has claimed over 400,000 lives and triggered world’s one of the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history.
The UNICEF report assesses the impact the Syrian war has had on the country’s children.
It says children from more than two-thirds of the country’s households are working to help provide for their families.
One such child is 10-year-old Ibrahim Ahmed who works at a garage in Idlib city to support his family.
“I wash the engines, fix the screws, organise the tools and wash the floor. I work for 10 hours a day.”

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