It is noted that children live in 16 areas that are almost completely cut off from humanitarian assistance and essential services.
"For millions of people in Syria, life became an endless nightmare. In particular, for the hundreds of thousands of children living in the besieged areas. Children are killed and wounded, they are too afraid to go to school or even play, surviving in conditions of shortage of food and minimum of medicines," said executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake.
It is noted that some communities in Syria practically did not receive any assistance for two years. Only in the eastern part of Aleppo, according to UNICEF estimates, 100 thousand children are living under siege.
Also, the organization claimed that due to the lack of safe places, children have to play and learn in the basement.