Syria's civil war leaves over 10,000 children dead in three years

The conflict in Syria has had a horrific impact on its children with large numbers dying or in desparate need.

The conflict in Syria has had a horrific impact on its children with large numbers dying or in desparate need.

ANKARA - Syria’s ongoing civil war has had an unimaginable impact on the countries children with over 10,000 young lives lost, a report from Save the Children said.

"At least 1.2 million children have fled the conflict and become refugees in neighboring countries, while another 4.3 million children in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance," the report said. 

Save the Children also described Syria's devastated health care system saying that “since the outbreak of the war three years ago, it is probable that several thousands of children have already died as a result of greatly reduced access to treatment for life-threatening and chronic diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure.”

The charity in the report noted as well that nearly half of Syria’s doctors have fled the country and the chronic shortage of drugs and hospitals since over 60 percent had been damaged or destroyed

Save the Children released their report “A Devastating Toll: The impact of three years of war” to coincide with the start of the fourth year of conflict in Syria.

Save the Children is a charitable organization founded in London in 1919. Its mission is to fight for children’s rights with immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide.

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