7-year-old Malak fled with her family from war-torn Syria and braved a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean. "I had a lot of friends, now there is no one left," Malak says.
Every year, the lives of millions of children and their families are disrupted, upended or nearly destroyed by emergencies. Conflict, human-made disasters and wide-ranging, climate-change events challenge the lives of many who are already vulnerable. In all of these situations, UNICEF is there.
Why should a child experience the loss of loved ones? 14-year-old Moheb from Syria had a friend called Omar. However, a bomb landed on Omar's home one day. Since then, Moheb has never met Omar again. Omar gave Moheb a notebook as a gift. It has now become the most precious thing that Moheb owns. Omar's death is really heartbreaking, but Moheb still hopes people never hate each other. He wants to become a lawyer to defend the oppressed. Can you help Moheb to find his future back?
In a classroom with traces of war around, some Syria's children were sitting on the low stool they brought themselves and attending the class. Even though 2 million children drop out of school in Syria, the war has not away the hope of Syria's children . Every smile on their faces reminds us that we should not give up to advance children's rights, even in the most adverse circumstances. UNICEF with partners have formed an alliance of organisations making the “No Lost Generation” initiative, committed to safeguarding the education of Syria’s children. Please help to rebuild the future of Syria's children.
Read more about UNICEF’s work in Syria or emergencies worldwide