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Protecting Syria's children

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As the number of Syrians forced to flee the country's civil war continues to grow, one number stays the same — over half of them are children.

There are more than one million Syrian refugee children. And every day, thousands more kids are ripped from their homes and schools, left with painful memories of violence and confusion over what they've lost. Meet some of the children we're helping ▸

Mercy Corps has been focused on protecting these youngest refugees since the start of the crisis. We created safe spaces and developed constructive activities where they can heal from trauma, build friendships and develop critical life skills. We are helping meet their families' basic needs, while continually finding new ways to ensure their emotional health and development are not forgotten.

Learn more in a Q+A with our child protection expert ▸

The reality is that we don't know when this crisis will end. But when it does, these children will be the ones left to rebuild their lives and their country. We cannot let them lose hope.

These are stories from the children we've met and the staff who are dedicated to helping them. Now is the time you can make a huge difference in their lives. Let's stand together and do everything we can to protect the future of Syria's children.

How You Can Help

Your support will ensure this generation is not lost. Help us reach Syria's youth with the support and protection they need to survive this crisis and recover for the future. Donate today ▸

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