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More than 500 thousand children in Syria are cut off from the world, - UNICEF
12:00, 27 November 2016
More than 500 thousand children in Syria are cut off from the world, - UNICEF

Life became an endless nightmare for millions of people in Syria, it was noted in the organization

12:00, 27 November 2016

AFP

In Syria, due to continued fighting, the number of children living in the siege has nearly doubled for the year and now is around 500 thousand. It was reported by UNICEF.

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.

Related: 59 people killed as a result of Russian bombing in Aleppo

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.

Related: Aleppo residents are cut off from humanitarian aid due to intense bombing

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