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Syrian boy wins children peace prize

Syrian Boy Wins Children's Peace Prize

Mohamad Al Jounde, 16, is awarded the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize, by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, at The Hague, Netherlands, December 4, 2017.  The teenage Syrian refugee was recognized for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. Mohamad …

Syrian tragedy

From Bombs to Bread - Human Faces of Syrian Tragedy

‘From Bombs to Bread’ recognises the crucial role parents and caregivers play in supporting their children through war and displacement. Aala shares her experiences and stories of discovering the human faces of the Syrian tragedy. Dr Aala El-Khani is a Research Associate in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester. She recently …

Chemical attack

How to Help the Victims of Syria's Chemical Attack

At least 83 people have been reportedly killed in a chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province, including 25 children — one of the deadliest chemical weapons attacks in the country in years. The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) shared the casualty numbers (as well as the injury count, which is at least 350 …

Bana alabed

7-Year-Old Bana Alabed Calls on World Leaders to Stop War in Syria

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has been tweeting on the current gas attack in Syria. Bana who escaped Aleppo with her family in December 2016 is now living in Turkey. Her twitter account became famous for its messages from besieged east Aleppo. On Tuesday, April 4, the …

Plight of Syrian Refugees Continues As Winter Draws in

As Syria’s civil war continues to rage for the sixth year, thousands of civilians are left in urgent need as winter draws in. UN figures show nearly half a million people across Syria have fled their homes since the start of the year, not including the latest displacement of people from Aleppo in northern Syria. …

Toy smuggler

Toy Smuggler Risks Life to Bring Hope to Syrian Kids

With a bag full of Barbies, Rami Adham walks over 12 hours into war-torn Syria across the Turkish border. The 44-year-old father of six, who has lived in Finland since 1989, is originally from Aleppo. For the past four years, he has been making this perilous journey in order to distribute medicine, money and, most importantly, toys …

Where Do Refugee Children Sleep?

A girl afraid to close her eyes. A boy without a bed. A child who dreams of when bedtime didn’t bring terror. More than two million children have been forced from their homes by the war in Syria. Refugee children in neighboring countries or those making their journeys through Europe show us where they sleep …



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