Published On: Wed, Mar 12th, 2014

Under Siege

The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria

Syrian child

UNICEF | Mar 2014 | The Syrian Children Report

One in 10 children – over 1.2 million – have fled the country to become refugees in neighboring countries. And these numbers are rising every day. By the end of January 2014, 37,498 Syrian children had been born as refugees.

An accelerating crisis for children Since March 2013, the number of children affected by the crisis has more than doubled from 2.3 million to more than 5.5 million.

The number of children displaced inside Syria has more than tripled from 920,000 to almost 3 million. The number of child refugees has more than quadrupled from 260,000 to more than 1.2 million. Of these children, 425,000 are under the age of five.

Read the full UNICEF report about Syrian children 2014